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TIMELINE

10th Children's Festival

The 10th Children’s Festival was held from 3th to 7th June 2019.

Throughout the academic year 2018-2019 we celebrated the 10 years of the Festival with a series of actions:

  • - we got a logo
  • - we renewed our website
  • - we organised a seminar on polymer clay and we trained 44 people
  • -we co-organised, with the Regional Department of the Hellenic Red Cross, Patras Branch, a First Aid Training Program for students of the University of Patras and teachers, and we certified 73 people
  • -we participated in the 6th Exhibition Patras IQ 2019

The Kindergartens schools that attended the 10th Children's Festival were: the 2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 11th, 14th, 17th, 20th, 22th, 27th, 29th, 31st, 32nd, 37th, 40th, 42nd, 44th, 46th, 49th, 50th, 52th, 54th, 58th, 61st, 65th, 70th and the 71st Kindergartens of Patras, the Experimental Kindergarten of the University of Patras, the Kato Kastritsi’s Kindergarten, the 1st Kindergarten of Paralias, the 2nd Kindergarten of Demenikon, the 1st and 2nd Kindergarten of Vrahneika, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Kindergarten of Ovryas, the 1st and 2nd Kindergarten of Kato Achaias, the 1st Kindergarten of Rion, the Kindergartens of Lappa, Kaminion, Arlas, Tsoukaleikon, Drepanou and Kallitheas, the 2th Special Primary School, the 7th,14th and 16th Municipal Day Care Centres of Patras, the Day Care Centre of the Hospital P.G.N.P., the private Day Care Centers: “Aerostato”, “Petaloudakia”, “I Chora ton Thavmaton”, “To Rodi”, “O Naftilos”, “Gyro-gyro oloi”, “Mathaino, paizo, gelo”, and the “Mirko Karavi”.

We thank those who helped us in this big event: the Patras Branch of the Hellenic Red Cross, of the University of Patras, the society “Exploratory Learning”, Mr. Giorgos Pantelidis, Mr. Thanasis Sakkoulis, Mr. Nicholas Rigopoulos, Mr. Nikolaos Arvanitakis, Mr. Ioannis Gokas and, of course, the DESECE.

Participants:

- 119 University students

- 13 University teachers

- 1774 Children

- 59 General and Special Schools

- parents

– 29 Workshops were organized with different themes: The Land of Colours, Storytelling, Circus Games, Renewable Energy Sources, Intercultural Education, Musical Tales, Folk Songs and Dances, Researchers of Mathematics, Traditional Games, Robotic Explorations, Participate and Decide, Land Art, and Origami.

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9th Children’s Festival

The 9th Children’s Festival was held from 4th to 8th June 2018.

This year, the organizing of a thematic workshop was established exclusively by the graduates of DESECE aiming at strengthing the relationships between the Department and his/her graduates..

The Kindergartens schools that attended the 9th Children's Festival were: the 2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st, 22th, 25th, 27th, 29th, 30rd, 31st, 32nd, 33th, 37th, 39th, 40th, 42st, 44th, 45th, 46th, 49th, 54th, 56th, 58th, 60th, 61st, 68th, 70th, 71st and the 72nd Kindergartens of Patras, the Experimental Kindergarten of the University of Patras, the Kato Kastritsi’s Kindergarten, the 3rd and 4th Kindergarten of Paralias, the 1st and 2nd Kindergarten of Vrahneika, the 1st and the 3rd Kindergarten of Ovryas, the 1st and 2nd Kindergarten of Demenikon, the 1st Kindergarten of Kaminion, the 1st Kindergarten of Rion, the 2nd Kindergarten of Kato Achaias, the Kindergarten of Lousikon, the Kindergarten of Araxos Airport, the Kindergarten of Mintilogli, the Kindergarten of Psathopyrgos, the Kindergarten of Tsoukaleikon, the Kindergarten of Roitikon, the Kindergarten of Lakkopetras, the Kindergarten of Arlas, the 14th Municipal Day Care Centre of Patras, the private Day Care Centers: “I Chora ton Thavmaton”, “To mikro Gyri”, “O Naftilos” and the “Aerostato”.

We thank the Patras Branch of the Greek Red Cross for their support and the Research Committee of the University of Patras for their financial contribution.

Participants:

- 118 University students

- 10 University teachers

- 1787 Children

- 62 Schools

- parents

27 Workshops were organized with different themes: Renewable Energy Sources, Storytelling, Folk Songs and Dances, Intercultural Education, Researchers of Mathematics, The Land of Colours, Motor Games, Musical Tales, Circus Games, Robotic Explorations, Participate and Decide, Land Art, and Origami.

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8th Children’s Festival

The 8th Children’s Festival was held from 5th to 9th June 2017.

This year two charities visited our festival, the Ark of Love and the Smile of the Child Temenis Aigiou.

The schools that attended the 8th Children's Festival were: the 2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 10th, 12th, 13th, 15th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22th, 24th, 27th, 28th, 30rd, 32nd, 33th, 37th, 41st, 44th, 45th, 53rd, 54th, 56th, 60th, 61st, 66th, 67th, 68th, 69th, 70th and the 71st Kindergartens of Patras, the Experimental Kindergarten of the University of Patras, the Kato Kastritsi Kindergarten, the 1st and 2nd Kindergarten of Vrahneika, the 1st Kindergarten of Ovryas, the 1st and 2nd Kindergarten of Demenikon, the 1st Kindergarten of Kaminion, the 2nd Kindergarten of Kato Achaias, the Kindergarten of Lousikon, the Kindergarten of Araxos Airport, the 14th Municipal Day Care Centre of Patras, the private Day Care Centers “the Wonderland”, “To mikro Gyri”, “Ta Petaloudakia”, “O Naftilos” and the 53rd Primary School of Patras.

The Greek Red Cross was once again on our side.

For the first time, we participated in two big events: the Patras IQ and the Achaia fest!

Participants:

- 96 University students

- 14 University teachers

- 1619 Children

- 50 Schools

- 2 charitable and non-profit organisations

- parents

- 24 Workshops were organised with different themes: The Land of Colours, Storytelling, Circus Games, Renewable Energy Sources, Intercultural Education, Musical Tales, Folk Songs and Dances, Researchers of Mathematics, Tongue-untied, Motor Games, Robotic Explorations, Participate and Decide.

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7th Children’s Festival

The 7th Children’s Festival was held from 30th May to 3rd June 2016.

This year we were pleased to welcome 30 refugee children, who traveled from Myrsini Ilia to participate in the creative activities of the Festival.

The publicity of the Festival was great and the national TV channel ERT1 dedicated 10 minutes of reportage to us!

The Greek Red Cross support us again this year.

The schools that attended the 7th Children's Festival were: the 3rd, 5th, 6th, 8th, 12th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 25th, 27th, 28th, 32nd, 33rd, 39th, 44th, 45th, 46th, 54th, 56th, 58th, 60th, 61st, 66th, 69th, 70th, 71st Kindergartens of Patras, the Experimental Kindergarten of the University of Patras, the Kato Kastritsi Kindergarten, the 1st and 3rd Kindergarten of Beach Patron, the 1st and 2nd Kindergarten of Vrahneika, the 1st and 2nd Kindergarten of Ovryas, the Kindergarten of Mintilogli, the Kindergarten of St. Vasileios, the Kindergarten of Psathopyrgos, the 14th Municipal Day Care Centre of Patras, and the private Day Care Centers “the Wonderland” and “To mikro Gyri”.

Participants:

- 123 University students

- 11 University teachers

- 1429 Children

- 41 Schools

- 18 Workshops were organised with different themes: The Land of Colours, Storytelling, Circus Games, Renewable Energy Sources, Intercultural Education, Musical Tales, Folk Songs and Dances, Researchers of Mathematics, Traditional Games, Puppets Theatre for Everyone.

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6th Children’s Festival

The 6th Children’s Festival was held from 2nd to 5th June 2015.

This year's participation in schools was impressive for its 4 days. The Greek Red Cross participated voluntarily this year as well.

The 9th and the 14th Municipal Day Care Centres of Patras, the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 14th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 25th, 27th, 33th, 37th, 44th 46th, 51st, 54th, 56th, 59th, 69th, 70th and 71st Kindergartens of Patras, the Kato Kastritsi Kindergarten, the Experimental Kindergarten, the 1st Kindergarten of Ovryas, the 1st Kindergarten of Beach Patron, the Educational Society Patron, and the private kindergartens “To mikro Gyri” and “To Rodi”.

Participants:

- 203 University students

- 13 University teachers

- 1129 Children

- 30 Schools

- 19 Workshops were organised

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5th Children’s Festival

The 5th Children's Festival was held June 2-6, 2014.

The Organising Committee undertook the whole organisation and coordination of the event. For the first time, the O.C. used the social media (blog and Facebook) in order to publicise the Festival and further inform the Festival’s followers. Also, they launched a competition to design the poster of the Festival.

The 14th Municipal Day Care Centre of Patras, the 3rd, 5th, 8th, 10th, 12th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 27th, 34th, 37th, 44th 48th, 56th, 69th and 71st Kindergartens, the Kato Kastritsi Kindergarten, the Experimental Kindergarten, the 1st Kindergarten of Fragka, the 1st and 4th Kindergarten of Beach Patron, the Kindergarten “Paramythi”.

Participants:

- 131 University students

- 10 University teachers

- 860 Children

- 23 Schools

- 11 Workshops were organised

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4th Children’s Festival

The 4th Children’s Festival was held in the last week of May 2013.

The 4th Children’s Festival was held in the last week of May 2013. The Organising Committee undertook the whole organisation and coordination of the event. For the first time, the O.C. used the social media (blogs and Facebook) in order to publicise the Festival and further inform the Festival’s followers. Also, they launched a competition to design the poster of the Festival.

The schools that attended the 4th Children's Festival were:The 3rd, 12th, 21st, 44th and 51st Kindergartens, the Kindergarten of Castle Kyllini, the Seashore Kindergarten, the Kato Kastritsi Kindergarten, the Experimental Kindergarten, the Kindergarten of Rododafni, the Kindergarten of Agios Vasilios, the 14th Municipal Day Care Centre of Patras, the Nursery “Iliohora”.

Participants:

- 140 University students

- 8 University teachers

- 650 Children

- 13 Schools

- 9 Workshops were organised

3rd Children’s Festival

Το Παιδικό Φεστιβάλ άρχισε να γίνεται ευρύτερα γνωστό και το ενδιαφέρον των φοιτητών να αυξάνεται.

Αναρτήθηκε ανακοίνωση εθελοντικής συμμετοχής για όσους φοιτητές ενδιαφέρονταν να οργανώσουν εργαστήρια, παρουσιάστηκαν η πορεία και οι στόχοι του σε ανοικτή εκδήλωση και συγκροτήθηκε Οργανωτική Επιτροπή. Οι διδάσκοντες οργάνωσαν συναντήσεις συνεργασίας με τους εθελοντές, προκειμένου να συζητήσουν ιδέες για δημιουργικές, καινοτόμες και εκπαιδευτικές δραστηριότητες.

The Festival took place late May - early June and for a week seven workshops were fully-functional in a daily basis. The basic requirements for the workshops to take place were the educational orientation of the activities, the use of useless and natural materials and finally the respect to the university’s natural environment.

The schools that attended the 3rd Children's festival were: The 1st Kindergarten and Primary School for Children with Special Needs, the Kindergarten of Kato Kastritsi, the 21st and 48th Kindergartens, the Experimental Kindergarten, the 14th Municipal Day Care Centre of Patras, the “Sotirhopoulos” private Kindergarten.

Participants:

- 200 University students

- 6 University teachers

- 250 Children

- 7 Schools

- 7 Workshops were organised

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2nd Children’s Festival

In June 2011, the second Children’s Festival was held in the premises of the DESECE.

Many actions took place for the second Festival such as designing the event’s poster, the premises were cleaned and properly decorated and the Festival was supported financially by the Department and the University. The Festival was ready to accommodate the two schools, hosted on university campus, the Experimental Kindergarten and the Municipal Day Care Centre of Rio.

Participants:

- 51 University students

- 2 University teachers

- 100 Children

- 2 Schools

- 3 Workshops were organised

1st Children’s Festival

The concept of the Children’s Festival began in 2010.

As part of undergraduate courses taught in DESECE, a university department that prepares future teachers for the Early Childhood Education. At the end of the academic year of 2009-2010, forty-seven 2nd and 3rd year students visited for one week the two schools that are hosted on the university campus (the Experimental Kindergarten and the Municipal Day Care Centre of Rio), in order to organise creative activities for the toddlers and the preschoolers.

The activities, which were based on various forms of dramatisation and body expression, aimed at improving the physical and motor skills of the children/participants, develop their creative expression, expand their imagination etc.

The students designed the activities using the following structure :

1. Introduction: Introductory games in order to get to know each other, start working with each other, team-building, coordinating with the group, communicating etc.

2. Main Part: the main activity (goal, teaching method, materials used, links with various cognitive areas, verbal instructions, possible variations etc.)

3. Closure: Resting activities, activities of artistic expression such as painting, relaxation, discussion, evaluation etc.

Participants:

- 47 University students

- 1 University teacher

- 90 Children

- 2 Schools

- 2 Workshops were organised