The Saint-Louis high school teachers from France have noticed that the pupils have many problems related to health. Students are tired and stressed and sometimes feel bad. They have bad lifestyle habits and this has consequences on their performance at school. Saint-Louis school have searched some partners who had to cope with similar problems. Three schools from Kiel (Germany), Pärnu (Estonia) and Budakeszi (Hungary) have also joined the Erasmus+ program “Youth and Healthy Habits”.
According to the World Health Organization, health is “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. Mental health is “a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community”. Therefore, it is essential to help students to take care of them in their everyday life. That`s why all 4 schools intend to highlight the importance of sport, safe behaviour, healthy food and biorhythm. All the partners would like to embrace the students the WHO`s idea that “sport is often mistakenly used as synonym for physical activity but this is not the case”. It also includes “all forms of physical activity which, through casual or organized participation, aim at expressing or improving physical fitness and mental well-being, forming social relationships or obtaining results in competition at all levels”. This project will use health and well-being to get students and more generally young people to play and learn together.