Educational Programme “I Watch Out – I Learn – I Care”
Safe Water Sports
In the context of its special projects, Safe Water Sports has redesigned an extensive education and student awareness programme in schools throughout the country entitled “I watch out – I learn – I care”. This programme, which has been approved by the Ministry of Education, is being conducted in primary and secondary schools and serves the main aim of ensuring safety standards for the sea, and that water sports are approached responsibly.
In 2016, as part of this programme, with funding from the Neraida Floating Museum, a series of educational videos was produced featuring Greek Olympic champions and aquatics athletes. Specifically, there was participation from Nikos Kaklamanakis, Olympic windsurfing gold medalist, Sophia Papadopoulou, Olympic sailing bronze medalist, Angeliki Karapataki, Olympic water polo silver medalist, Christos Afroudakis, captain of the Greek Olympic water polo team and Nicholas Plytas, water-skiing champion.
- Τhe programme was presented at 90 primary schools in the Attika Prefecture, with participation from 1,348 children.
- Throughout Greece the programme was presented at 203 primary schools, with 19,052 children participating and/or receiving information.
- The videos had more than 890,000 views on social media.