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Zespół Szkół Prywatnych w Opocznie / Association of Private Schools in Opoczno

Organized by:
Zespół Szkół Prywatnych w Opocznie / Association of Private Schools in Opoczno

Participating Organizations:
Prywatne Przedszkole Kubusia Puchatka w Opocznie, Publiczna Szkoła Podstawowa z Oddziałami Mistrzostwa Sportowego w Opocznie, Prywatne Liceum Ogólnokształcące w Opocznie

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

12

Year:

2021

Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Exhibit
  • Lecture/Briefing
  • Online/Virtual
  • School Program
  • Social Media Campaign
  • Workshop

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students (1-5)
  • High school students (9-12)
  • Middle school students (6-8)
  • Other
  • Other: Students' parents

Approximate Number of People Reached:

1100

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

We organized the Brain Awareness Week in a form of a Scientific Conference for Children under the title "Do you know your brain?" from 15 to 19 March 2021. The young participants of the event had an extraordinary possibility to take part in a scientific conference for children modeled on a real scientific conference. We carried out various activities for children / teenagers from our Association of Private Schools. The events planned within the Brain Awareness Week at our school in Opoczno were a great opportunity for our pupils and students, as the school is located in a small town, where we do not have neither a university nor a variety of public places or activities (typical for big cities).Our purpose was to expand the knowledge of a human brain and how it works in a form of scientific conference for children and teenagers. During the Brain Awareness Week we held a lot of great events: scientific conference for children (poster session and lecture session), brain lessons, social media campaign, brainstorming, workshops, worksheets, brain stickers, competition, presentation, 3d model making. Timetable and Details of Major Brain Awareness Week - Scientific Conference for Children “Do you know your brain?”: -1st day (March, 15th) – Opening Ceremony – a welcoming part for all the participants and a lecture held by professionals from UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA (on-line) -Days 2-3 (March, 16th-18th) – thematic classes (workshops, lectures by students, competition, exhibit) -Day 5 – The Show Day (March, 19th) - posters presentation, award ceremony.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Press Release/Media Advisory
  • Website
  • Social Media
  • Other

Other Publicity Methods:

Announcements during classes by teachers.

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

The most succesful method for our students was announcing the events by teachers during classes. As an advertisement of the event the most valuable method was a press article.We managed to reach also our students' parents, other family members and also school fans by our school Internet site and school Facebook site.

Resources

What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?

  • Certificate of Participation
  • Puzzles: Grades 6-8
  • Kids' Fact Sheets Grades 6-8
  • Lesson Plans Grades 6-8

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • New Fact Sheets
  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • Brain Awareness Week Logos
  • Brain Awareness Week Facebook Cover Image
  • Brain Awareness Week Editable Flyer

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

It was a great benefit for our school! We gained so many great opinions during the time (BAW) from parents and teachers. Also students were very proud to have a possibility to take part in such an event!

Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:

All the materials are prepared in English so it was difficult for our kindergarten teachers to use the materials for the youngest groups (3-5 years old). It would be usefull of these materials would be prepared in such a way so everybody could understand them (maybe pictures only?)

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

I have no suggestion

Event Photos

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Lecture by 8 grade students for 1 grade students (part of the competition).

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On-line lecture for older students by UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX, USA

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Poster session presentation for grades: 1-3 elementary school

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3d Model Gallery (kindergarten student visiting the gallery) – brains and neurons – part of the competition for older students

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Press article in Opoczno top newspaper

Contact Information

BAW Website:

https://www.zsprywopoczno.pl/

Contact Name:

Karolina Kosno-Basińska

Contact Phone:

0048605309870

Contact Email:

k.kosno-basinska@zsprywopoczno.pl

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