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Say NO to bullying

The competition “Say NO to bullying” is part of the educational programme of the International Olympic Truce Centre and the British Council, entitled “Respecting Diversity” which is against bullying and is based on the ideals and values of Olympism and Olympic Truce.
The competition is aimed at students of between the 5th grade of Primary school and the 3rd grade of Secondary schools (10 - 15 years old) in all schools in Greece.
Students will take part as teams and will create a video or a PowerPoint presentation and will be inspired by the following principles:

  • Recognising Diversity: Bullying appears when we don't try to understand and accept that we are different. We all have the right to be treated with respect and politeness.
  • Equality of Opportunity: We all have the right of participating.
  • Social Inclusion: Accept me, the way I am. We all have the right to be recognised for what we are. We can all be friends.
  • Conflict resolution: I can solve my problems by talking with others. We all have the right to solve our problems peacefully.

Overall, the competition involved 161 schools,
from 78 cities in Greece,
426 teams were created,
involving 1,653 students,
who were overseen by 208 teachers.

The awards were given to the following groups:

  Team School Video / Presentation title
1st Award miniosgirls  1st Gymnasium of Xanthi  Pote den ksereis (You never know)
2nd Award diversgirls1 1st Primary School of Glyka Nera Kinoumena sxedia gia to Bullying (Cartoons for Bullying)
3rd Award filia Evening High School of Volos To pagkaki (The bench)
4th Award People Against Violence ΕΑ

Primary School of Greek-German Education

Oi anthropoi kata tis vias - (People against violence)
5th Award  44th Primary School of Patras 44th Primary School of Patras To magemeno sxoleio (The enchanted school)
5th Award Intercultural 2 2nd Gymnasium of Athens Glasses


The following schools received special awards for their work:

For the most artistic work:
Special Five - 1st Primary School of Kozani - Accepting

For the most scientific work:
Bermuda Triangle - CAMPION SCHOOL ATHENS - Say No to bullying

For the most touching work:
Professores - Elefsina Technology High School - Professores in Action

For the most creative work:
PowerKids5 - Pedagogiki BIRDS - Powerkids

For the most original work:
The History of Nikola - Junior High School of Athens College - The History of Nikola

For the most theatrical work:
LEAVE VIOLENCE TAKE FRIENDSHIP - 3rd Primary School Gastounis - call me dude

Audience Award (on-line vote):
FILARAKIA - New Ryssiou Elementary School - SOS