Education Project

 “GAWF EXTENDS ITS REACH INTO THE HEARTS OF A NATION’S KIDS

Part of our mission is to inspire new attitudes toward animals and their welfare, so we have a continuing ambition to develop educational material for all levels of the Greek education system. 

PRIMARY SCHOOL – GRADE 1

First approved by the Ministry of Education and the Institute of Education in November 2019, and reapproved this year, our series of specially designed animal welfare lessons for Year 1 of primary school (6-7-year olds) are packed with activities and games that enrich knowledge and understanding.

The lively illustrations engage the emotions, which is widely recognised as the first step on the road to compassion. We also know that every child that is taught to respect animals and provide for them responsibly will one day play a part in transforming attitudes in Greece.

These lesson plans are freely and easily available for teachers to use in every state school in Greece. 

  • Year 1: 13 lesson plans can be downloaded
  • They are also available from the official Ministry of Education’s site
  • The official ministerial approval of our Education Project can be downloaded
PRIMARY SCHOOL – GRADE 2:

In October 2020, the Greek Ministry of Education and Institute of Education gave us formal approval for Grade 2, which continues with the theme of “Activities for the development of animal empathy”, with some engaging YouTube video links, other free web content and colourful graphics to make them fun and engaging.

These will now (along with Grade 1) be made freely and easily available for teachers to use in every state school in Greece for the school year 2020-2021.   

  • Year 2: 30 lesson plans (3 trimesters) can be downloaded here: 1st trimester, 2nd trimester, 3rd trimester 
  • They are also available from the official Ministry of Education’s site
  • The official ministerial approval of our Education Project can be downloaded

The educational content continued from Grade 1 with the theme “Activities for the development of animal empathy”, with some engaging YouTube video links, other free web content and colourful graphics to make them fun and engaging.

PRIMARY SCHOOL – GRADE 3:

Grade 3 lesson plans are currently under development. We hope to submit them to the Ministry of Education for approval in May 2021. Subject to that approval by November 2021, they should be available for teachers to use in every state school in Greece for the school year 2021-2022.    

We’re immensely grateful to the Samourkas Foundation and the Goldman Sachs Gives fund whose generous support helped to make the development of our first series of lessons possible.

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