Date
Thursday 28 May 2020

‘Say “No” to bullying and cyberbullying’ competition finalists

We are delighted to announce the 12 finalists of this year’s ‘Say “No” to bullying and cyberbullying’ competition and would like to thank everyone who participated for their excellent work and for all the creativity and enthusiasm with which they responded to the competition!

The 12 finalists (in random order) are:

  • 51st Primary School of Athens
  • Kantas School – We say NO to bullying and cyberbullying
  • 1st Gymnasium of Komotini – ebullying_backspace
  • Moraitis School – The equality game
  • 3rd Gymnasium of Larisa – Thoughts behind acts
  • 2nd Gymnasium of Glyfada – If you do this, then that’s how we will react
  • 8th Primary School of N.Filadelpheia – Stomp out cyberbullying
  • Intercultural Primary School of Sapes, Rodopi – Bullying video
  • Gymnasium of Paros – Stop bullying! The photograph
  • Primary School of Ellinogermaniki Agogi – Say NO to bullying and cyberbullying 
  • Ε.Ε.Ε.ΕΚ Gymnasium of Kilkis – When respect acquires colour and voice
  • Ε.Ε.Ε.ΕΚ Gymnasium of Naousa – Art for good

A video recording of the final will be available on our Facebook page on Friday 29 May 2020.

Sport and the Olympic values unite us

We’re taking our Respecting Diversity programme online with the support of Samsung.

Athletes and Olympic champions are sharing their stories of how they are adapting to the ‘new normal' and applying the Olympic values to their daily lives.

Tune into our Facebook Live sessions on the British Council Greece and International Olympic Truce Centre Facebook pages, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet them online and send them your questions!

Next Facebook Live session:

Details to be announced.

You can also watch video recording of previous sessions:

13 May 2020 Kostas Filippidis, Andreas Glyniadakis & Voula Zygouri
6 May 2020 Voula Kozompoli & Christos Volikakis
29 April 2020 Takis Fyssas
22 April 2020 Virginia Kravarioti & Grigoris Polychronidis
8 April 2020 Dimitris Kaffatos & Evi Moroaitidou

Digital competition for schools: ‘Say “No” to bullying and cyberbullying’

  • Are you a student in a class between the 5th grade of primary school and the 3rd grade of secondary school in Greece?
  • Do you enjoy working with friends as a team?
  • Are you interested in issues concerning equality and acceptance of difference?
  • Do you believe in the Olympic values and ideals, and the Olympic truce?
  • Are you passionate about digital technology and new media?

If you answered ‘Yes’ to the above questions, then you’re ready to take part in our competition!

How do I enter the competition?

To enter the competition, all you need to do is create a video or PowerPoint presentation on the theme of cyberbullying.

Working in close co-operation with your teacher, follow the steps below.

Video

If you want to create a video:

  1. Form a team consisting of two to five members.
  2. Create a video (between three and five minutes in length, and up to 450 mb in file size) presenting your message against cyberbullying and in support of equality of opportunity in an inventive and easily understandable way.
  3. With the support of your teacher, upload your video to Vimeo.
  4. With the support of your teacher, email the registration form, along with the URL of your video and the video password to respectingdiversity@olympictruce.org.

PowerPoint Presentation

If you want to create a PowerPoint presentation:

  1. Form a team consisting of two to five members.
  2. Create a PowerPoint presentation (up to 20 slides and 8 mb in file size) presenting your message against cyberbullying and in support of equality of opportunity in an inventive and easily understandable way.
  3. With the support of your teacher, email the registration form, along with the PowerPoint presentation to respectingdiversity@olympictruce.org.

Deadline for entries: Friday 28 February 2020, 23.59

Judges

The judging panel consists of Vangelis Kravvaritis (British Council), Dora Pallis (International Olympic Truce Centre), Voula Kozompoli (Olympic Champion) and Sophia Papadimitriou (Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs).

What are the prizes?

  • The winning team’s school will win Samsung products and technological equipment for their school worth €5,000 donated by our partners.
  • Members of the top five winning teams and their teachers will each win a range of British Council and International Olympic Truce Centre gifts.
  • All teams that take part in the competition will receive an electronic certificate of participation.

The aim of the competition

The competition aims to highlight the ideals and values of Olympism and the Olympic Truce, and how they can help resolve differences and, more generally, promote equality and peace. It also aims to help students gain self-confidence and develop skills to present their ideas.

Respecting Diversity Workshops

In partnership with International Olympic Truce Centre, Samsung and the Greek Olympic Champions Club, we are running a series of Respecting Diversity workshops, which we have designed specifically for students aged 10–15 in schools all over Greece.

The aim of the workshops is to promote Olympic values such as equality, respect and mutual understanding between people. Through our workshops, students learn how to resolve conflict in a peaceful manner and to show respect towards other people.

Information

For further information, please contact Isaiah Kioiloglou:

Email Isaiah.Kioiloglou@britishcouncil.gr
Telephone 210 369 2342

The programme is being organised in partnership with the International Olympic Truce Centre, with the support of the Greek Olympic Champions Club.

The programme is sponsored by Samsung Electronics Hellas.