Global evaluation

  • We feel that this project is going to be easier to sustain compared to what we initially thought. Initially we wanted a student-run project from the beginning. However, many of the initial ideas came from us teachers, inspired by our observations and what we thought today’s students needed. Nevertheless, our hopes have exceeded our expectations. A contributing factor could be COVID-19 and the negative effects it had on all students in every country. These effects seem to have encouraged students to not only do research but also to come up with lasting solutions for their well-being. 

    The participating students were more determined to spread the word about the benefits of having a healthy mental and physical body in their schools. Although  culturally diverse, participants have one similar need: to feel good, and have access to the tools to improve their well-being. Some students found sport to be the relief they needed (C3), others discovered meditation and yoga to be of help (C1). Breathing properly and mindfully (C1) was practised, learned, and sustained. Others realized that friendships or family are more important than they initially thought. Networks of international student bodies have been created that will continue to live on after 2HB, partially with the help of newly acquired digital skills (C2).

    The results will all be reused and spread. The recipe book, particularly the digital recipe book, will continue to be used and added to. Presentations and experiments are on eTwinning and will be shared in our schools and used by different subject teachers. Although the German school is no longer part of the team who will continue working together under accreditation, they will continue adding to the recipe book with the other countries. The German participants also want to stay involved in the project even though they won’t be hosting or travelling. The Twinspace will allow us to stay in touch and collaborate.

    All results of C2-cybersafety and C10-digital tools for teachers have been passed on to the relevant colleagues and student groups in our schools. C5-Addictions & C6-hazards in every day life research, results, interviews & presentations have been shared, despite being Covid-canceled. Nutritional information, such as the Mediterranean diet, reduction of food waste, the use of local organic products,  understanding food labels etc. have been passed on to our own cafeterias or colleagues for them to compare with our own city’s diets.  The 2HB Olympic games – different for every mobility – were also presented at our schools and have been a source of warm-ups & mini breaks for students in our schools. Again, this is something students didn’t take as seriously before COVID but something that we are now very well aware of due to an increasingly overwhelmed EU student population.