Introduction: "You can't judge a book by its cover: Bridging tolerance and inclusion with the European cultural heritage"

  • Within the framework of the Erasmus + Move2Learn initiative, implemented through eTwinning, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the program, Polish students visited their French Partners (December 2017), the French visited the Greeks (February 2018) and the Greek students visited the Polish.

    They had the opportunity to get to know each other personally, to develop strong ties and to work together, breaking down myths and stereotypes of behavior, but also to see in the most experiential way, through their visit to the concentration camp of Auschwitz , which is just 20 minutes away from the Polish city of Pszczyna, where one of the partner school is located, that


    During the Frech students' stay in Serres, Greece, we visited the Therapeutic Horse Riding Center of Neos Skopos and learnt how people with disabilities can improve their physical condition and integrate with the help of horses and a team of experienced physiotherapists and speech therapists.



    We also visited a local monastery, which served as the springboard for discussion on religious tolerance.

    At the Greek school, together with the French students, we implemented experiencial, drama activities in mixed groups to raise awareness about the topic of tolerance and inclusion.

    Here is the play which the students staged under the instructions of Vasiliki Botsiou, a maths and drama teacher working in Pentapolis Upper Highs school, who is also an active eTwinning teacher.

    The Circle and the others: Geometry against Stereotypes


    photo credits: Theodora Gkeniou