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THE FIFTH WONDER
The Seven Countries in
our project announce the
winners of the
Fifth Wonder of our Re-
gion, The Healthiest
In This Issue
Read about how the
seven countries went
about finding the
healthiest places of
Comenie Mouse in Europe
The healthiest place Each of the seven schools in our project have been busy visiting places, re-
searching and making posters, paintings and crafts about the healthiest places of
Don’t forget to check out our Twinspace webpage to see all the current videos
and news about the work everyone has been doing.
Comenie Mouse in Scotland
Comenie Mouse is back in Scotland. He will travel with Martin McCormick to
Greece in May for the last meeting of the project.
The Seven Wonders of our Region Year 2 Volume 5 April 2015
Slovakia Slovakia has discovered the 5th wonder
We have discovered the healthiest place of our
Our spa town Trenčianske Teplice
Discovering of the 5th wonder in our region was very fine and funny, because we
actually live in the healthiest place in our region. So, it is our town, because we
are lucky that our school is situated at the edge of the spa town where a lot of
people from whole Slovakia and other countries use to travel to relax and recre-
There are a plenty of spa houses and pools in the town. Although, you are not sick
or ill, you can stay in beautiful hotels, swim in hot healing water, be wrapped into
some special wraps, have a massage, have different procedures according to
your wishes. Principally, you can relax, go for a walk in the spa park, breathe the
fresh air and do forget about your job and problems.
Our town is a small oasis of health in this busy world and we can see it from our
school windows. So, do not hesitate and visit us.
The Winner The Turkish spa
The square with the hotel
The pedestrian zone with the spa houses
Hot pool for sitting
The Hotel called The Bridge of Glory
Spa procedures and massages
Czech Republic 5th wonder:The healthiest place of our
The Winner The manufacture of herbal teas and spices
As a healthy place we chose the manufacture of herbal teas and spices in a
nearby village. We visited the company that these herbs are grown, produced
herbal teas and spices and some organic food. We had a lecture about growing
herbs for drying, storage and production of herbal teas. We also tasted and
rated the best samples.
At school we also prepared the tea, evaluated and competed. We learned to
gather and learn about herbs. We organized a tasting of teas to the public and
we recognized the importance of herbs for our health.
Jako zdravé místo jsme si vybrali
výrobu bylinných čajů a koření v
nedaleké vesnici. Navštívili jsme
firmu, která tyto byliny pěstuje,
vyrábí bylinné čaje a koření a
některé biopotraviny. Měli jsme
přednášku o pěstování bylin, o
sušení, skladování a výrobě
bylinných čajů. Také jsme
ochutnávali a hodnotili nejlepší
Ve škole jsme také čaje
připravovali, hodnotili a soutěžili.
Učili jsme se sbírat a poznávat
byliny. Organizovali jsme
ochutnávku čajů pro veřejnost a
poznali jsme význam bylin pro
The lake waters are indicated for rheumatic
diseases, sports injuries, nervous system and
skin disorders. A lot of people swim in the
lake throughout the year. In the premises
there is also a restaurant-bar.
A kind of sea anemone the species of fish Garra Rufa, otherwise known as Doctor Fish Spa Fish live in the lake.
In the green areas of the lake, group fitness classes (Yoga, Pilates, etc.) are organized on a weekly basis. The exercises designed to relieve stress, relaxation and gentle muscle toning.
The Winner Vouliagmeni Lake
Vouliagmeni Lake is the healthiest place in our region. Class 5 visited Vouliagmeni Lake and was guided by the lifeguard and the doctor working there.
Vouliagmeni Lake is a natural lake with healing properties and is
located half a meter above sea level. In the lake there is an under-
ground cave. The
lake was created
when part of the roof
of a large under-
ground cavern col-
lapsed about 2000
Turkey We have chosen “Salt Lake” as the healthiest place in our
region. Thanks to Salt Lake, many hair, body, skin and
foot care products are produced via natural nıot chemcial
methods. These products have been proven to be very
useful and healing for the body. Moreover, the mud in Salt
Lake is used to prepare a specail mixture, a perfect recipe
for the blemish and spots on the face. With the additives
of salt, some medicines, cream for migraine or tinea
pedis, are prepared and they are really fast to cure you.
Teachers and students made a short trip to Salt Lake and the specialists informed us there about the health effects of Salt Lake. You can watch the videos on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-QMRh--DCw and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_RmhRYM84g.
4th graders prepared useful information about the health effects of Salt Lake.
In the month of 5th wonder, kindergarten students made activities
about health. They learned about the effects of food on their teeth and
designed two teeth models showing harmful and useful food. They
baked healthy bread and pastry with the help of their teacher and ate
with their friends at luch time. They learned and enjoyed together and
talked about healthy diet.
You can watch a small movie on https://www.youtube.com/watch?
The Winner THE SALT LAKE
Baking healthy bread and pastry
The Winner The “ Seven ” Club
Next, we visited the Town Library to see the multimedia
lesson, devoted to popularizing healthy life style. As al-
ways, Ms Sylwia Salej presented a very interesting les-
son to encourage the children to discover the fifth wonder
in Brodnica .
Discovering the fifth wonder of our
region – the healthiest place in our
The awareness of healthy lifestyle should be formed from the
earliest years. We started work on discovering the fifth wonder
from the basic question – What should we eat to be healthy?
What should not be missing at our menus? The students from
grade two prepared recipes for salads and preserves, full of
vitamins, which can compensate for the lack of fresh fruit and
vegetables. Then we created food pyramids and presented
them to our partners from Turkey during a videoconference..
Basing on our work, we prepared a brochure with recipes for
simple and healthy salads and preserves.
Who will the winner be……?
Knowing that healthy lifestyle must be accompanied by physical activity, we started
looking for the healthiest place in Brodnica. One afternoon a group of parents and chil-
dren and the coordinator of the project visited a fitness club “Seven” in Brodnica. Su-
pervised by the instructor, we were able to know the details of all the kinds of physical
exercises on offer and to try them ourselves. Kind instructors and a generous offer
helped us to decide that it is the friendliest place in Brodnica for, both, the older and the
younger ones. You can see the whole report from the visit on our project website. We
haven’t had so much fun for a long time. The children liked the activities with their par-
ents and the instructor so much that it was difficult to get them out of the club.
So, unanimously, the “Seven” Club was chosen to be the fifth wonder of our region as
children and their parents can influence their health there.
A sound mind in a sound body.
Here you can read some special characteristics for the park.
Students of classes 3A and 3B were the lucky ones to explore the most healthiest place near our community. Students got excited and gave a lot of ideas for some places that could earn this title. Among the candidate places were some gyms that include weight training and zumba lessons, the municipal swimming pool, boys' favorite football fields and several sport fields like tennis, basketball and so on. The decision was difficult but students agreed to elect the place that most of Aradippou citizens enjoy most. They chose a national forest park called Rizoelia which is located next to our town. The park is well known for the plethora of trees and bushes but also is the place where many citizens enjoy running and walking through it.
The Winner Rizoelia park
It is situated 3 km east of the town of Aradippou and 7 km from Larnaka.
Objects of the park:
Its protection and conservation as a green area
Its protection from other uses To provide an opportunity for the public
to engage in sports Recreation
Recreation Facilities: Picnic area Children’s playground Sports and walking trails Bicycle track Observation points Sport playgrounds
Flora 184 of species, subspecies and plant varieties have been established. Of those, two are very rare and it is the first time they have been spotted in Cyprus. These species are: Herniaria hemiste-mon J.Gay, Cyprophilu linearifolia (Fisch. et May) Boiss and Chrozophora oblique (Vahl) A. Juss ex Spreng.
Fauna: Various species are found in this park such as the hare (Lepus europaeus), the partridge (Alectoris chukar), various small birds and rep-tiles.
The 5th Wonder
Primary Five took on the challenge of
finding….Glasgow’s Healthiest Place
Our first job was to think about
healthy places around Glasgow.
There were lots of good suggestions.
We narrowed our choices down to five.
Gorbals Leisure Centre
The Emirates Arena
Glasgow Green Pollok ParkToryglen
The winner Glasgow Green
We worked in groups to find out all about these healthy places.
We also made models of some of our healthy places.
Toryglen Regional Football Centre
The Emirates Arena
And it was………..
Project meeting in Turkey
EMEK İLKOKULU Şereflicoçhisar, Ankara