Date
Tuesday 17 October 2017 to Wednesday 21 February 2018
Location
Schools throughout Greece

‘Say “No” to bullying’ competition results

Our ‘Say “No” to bullying’ competition ran from 17 October 2017 to 21 February 2018 and the results were announced on Tuesday 6 March 2018 at an awards ceremony held at the Benaki Museum. This year 216 entries – 125 videos and 88 PowerPoint presentations – were submitted by 96 schools from all over Greece. The President of the Hellenic Republic Mr Prokopios Pavlopoulos honoured the event with his presence.

The 7th Junior High School of Kallithea won the 1st prize – an interactive whiteboard for the school and a Samsung tablet for each member of the winning team – with the video Cyberbullying silences.

The Paidagogiki Primary School’s video The Player and the 37th Primary school of Heraklion Crete’s presentation Quiz about cyberbullying (PDF, 499 kb) ranked 2nd and 3rd respectively.

The 4th Junior High School of Halandri was placed 4th with its video Blue Moon, and the Special High School and Lyceum for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing of Thessaloniki ranked 5th with its presentation Hear My Voice (PDF, 1 mb).

The following schools were awarded honourary distinctions for their participation and the high quality of the content submitted:

  • Bougas School for the best submission in the English language (PDF, 1 mb)
  • Primary school of Velventou, Kozani, for the best submission with a social message (PDF, 1 mb)
  • 2nd Junior High School of Agia Varvara for the best submission of informative content (PDF, 3 mb)
  • Ellinogermaniki Primary School for the most artistic entry with the video Cyberbullying heroes
  • 3rd Primary school of Dionysos for the best teamwork submission with the video We are all together
  • Mahairados Junior High School of Zakynthos for the implementation of good practices against school bullying
  • Special Junior High School of Aigaleo
  • Special Junior High School of Veroia
  • 1st Special Primary School of Korydallos
  • 9th Special Primary School of Athens
  • ‘Ηara’ Centre for individuals with Special Needs

The winning teams received commemorative British Council, International Olympic Truce Centre and Samsung gifts.

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@britishcouncil.gr.

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@britishcouncil.gr.

Deadline for submission of entries: Wednesday 21 February 2018, 23.59

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.
  • The members of the winning team and their teacher will each win a tablet.
  • 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 Eleni Senta:

Email Eleni.Senta@britishcouncil.gr
Telephone 210 369 2376

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.