We are a partner preschool with the Healthy Alphabet (Zdravá Abeceda) programme, which focuses on promoting a healthy lifestyle of pre-school children.
Forcing a child to eat is not the way to go. Our goal is to motivate our pre-schoolers to eat well and therefore we prioritize a tasty and healthy variety of foods. Since February 2019, we have supplied lunches from our own school kitchen. We put an emphasis on healthy ingredients, seasonal foods, and a cooperation with local producers and our school farm. These supply us with organic vegetables and herbs. For drinks we offer our students fresh water, unsweetened or honey-sweetened teas (home-made fruit teas). We certainly do not offer sweetened lemonades! We serve our students fruits or vegetables at least once a day.
At our school we try to make sure that our kids have enough physical activity throughout the day. We therefore incorporated 10 minutes of excercise in our morning routine and 10 minutes in the afternoon. Moreover, we regularly run a young tourist club, which offers weekly trips in the surroundings of our school, a swimming club and we go on School in nature trips.
Our goal is to lead our students towards a sustainable and respectful apporach in their environment. We create conditions that positively affect our students’ healthy development. We actively recycle, our classrooms have the necessary equipment, and our gardens are large and offer many activities benefitial for our students’ movement and skills.
We aim to teach our students mutual respect and therefore we set up an environment based on trust and good relationships. We want our students to learn how to express their emotions, say “no” when necessary, react to conflicts and socialize with their fellow friends and teachers in a healthy manner. Such a system allows the children to enjoy their time spent studying as well as during games and leisure time.