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Project “Klasse 2000” – Fit, strong and healthy at primary school

Westfalia supports the project of the Florenburg primary school in Hilchenbach.

 

Since autumn 2019, Westfalia is supporting class 1b. During the next four primary school years, we will accompany the pupils through the project Klasse 2000. Target of the project is to strengthen and support their health awareness right from the first school class onwards.

What is Klasse 2000?

Klasse 2000 is the most widespread teaching program in Germany for health promotion as well as addiction and violence prevention at primary school. Teachers and specially trained health promoters accompany the children from grades 1 – 4 of the primary school. Nationwide, there are more than 1,500 active health promoters. They are specialized in health and education, experienced in working with children and are trained on a regular base.

How does it work?

During the 1st class period, the health promoters will train the classes twice, from the 2nd class three times a year. They are working with exciting materials e.g. with breathing trainers, stethoscopes and the lunch break turntable. The main topics are:

  • Healthy eating and drinking
  • Moving & relaxing
  • Like yourself & having friends
  • Problems & conflict solving
  • Critical thinking & saying “No”

The first training lesson with health promoter Ulrike Limper took place on February 17th, 2020. She will accompany the pupils during their four years at primary school. As a sponsor, we were very happy to receive an invitation and of course we took part.

And here is the content of the first training lesson:

At the beginning, “Klaro the health researcher” was introduced. KLARO is the mascot of the project. He is supposed to playfully introduce the topic “health” to children. As a first exercise, the children moved to music. They started with various exercises, such as shake a jumping jack and arms and legs. Then they were asked to think about what has changed on their own body during and after the exercise. The answer was quickly found: “Breathing”. Following this exercise, the children learned the way how air is going through the body using a diagram. Later they trained their own breathing with the KLARO breathing trainer.

The children are already looking forward to the next training session with health sponsor Ulrike Limper.

If you would like to get more information about the program or if you are interested in a sponsoring, go to www.klasse2000.de

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