Children at Makedonitissa B΄Primary School, Cyprus

An elephant with no friends

An elephant with no friends inspired children at Makedonitissa B΄Primary School, Cyprus, to make their own set of classroom rules.

The school participated at the 2014 Regional Summer Academy Human Rights in Action in Montenegro and is now in the process of implementing its Action Plan “Living in respect…Cooperate and accept”.

As a part of the project, children watched a movie made by students of 1st grade in Chios Elementary School in Greece. The movie is about an elephant with no friends at school. After watching the movie, the students talked about how the elephant might feel and their ideas about how to make the elephant feel better.

Afterwards they went on the write down things which made them happy or uncomfortable at school. This made a good basis for agreeing upon classroom rules which were posted on a board. Now the rules are discussed whenever a problem needs to be resolved in the classroom environment.

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