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The Network of Health promoting Schools in Europe . 40 countries.

The film describes the idea and practice behind The Danish Health Promoting School Project to giveinspiration to future health education, including the growing number of schools that participate in regional networks.

The Health Promoting School refers to the school having an obligation in relation to society in the future. The challenge consists of the students ability to manage their own lives as well as influencing living conditions in their surroun
dings in a health promoting way. This leads to an idea of an education based on a broad health concept, which includes WHO’s definition of health.

The development project - coordinated from The Royal Danish School of Educational Studies, Research Center for Health and Environmental Education - has been carried out at 11 primary schools and 5 secondary schools in the period 1993-96 and is being continued in regional networks.  The schools have worked from three main criterior:

- that each student develop action compentence,
- that the school works with the local community,
- that the school includes an international dimension.

The project is
part of a larger European network, coordinated by WHO, The Council of Europe and The European Commission.

Quotes from the film:

      “If we are not involved in taking decisions now, then we have no idea about what to  do when we become      adults.” (11 year old girl.)

      “The most important thing is, that the health promoting school integrates with the local community and isn’t only an isolated island.” (The mayor of Ballerup)

      “Health is also a society, in which people respect eachother and don’t shrug off responsibility from one’s self.” (18 year old HF-student)

      “You will always  be in a dilemma, when you hand over responsibility to someone who isn’t an adult.” (teacher from study group)

      “If you don’t have the pupils active in the process, then you might as well forget everything  about developing their involvement and ability to act independently” (the national coordinator).

You may order the film (ISBN nr: 87-7701-575-4) from The Royal Danish School of Educational Studies, National Library of Education, Sales Department, Emdrupvej 101, DK-2400 Copenhagen NV, Denmark. Fax:+45 3966 0082.

The film is directed, filmed and cut by Hans Wessing.

Varighed: 54 min

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