HikeWays: Mountain Trails for School Hiking Trips

HikeWays is an Erasmus+ cooperation based partnership in school education which shall be implemented between 2021 and 2023 with four partners from three different countries: Poland, Romania and Slovenia.

The project targets teachers and students as well in the context of exploring the natural beauties of their own surroundings. It puts emphasis on combining the promotion of a healthy lifestyle by organizing hiking trips in the natural area with interesting and motivating learning experiences outside the curriculum. HikeWays thus provides the same amount of challenge for teachers and students as well. 

The main objective of the project related to student participants is to provoke them to take part in hiking trips thus enhancing their physical well-being and in the same time cut off the amount of time they spend using their digital devices. Providing them with pleasant experiences and ensuring the opportunity to meet other hikers from the partner institutions may result in the increase of motivation to participate in such activities, this being the goal of the project.. Teachers’ main role is an organizational one. They ensure all the circumstances and safety measures during the trip according to students’ needs in order to make them capable of acting like an explorer during the activity. Students also need previous preparation for each trip, so the design of pilot classes and the outline of an interdisciplinary learning program is also the teachers’ responsibility. 

Students are expected to design the project’s result and also to fill it with interesting contents. They not only depict their hikes in a form of a digital narrative and photographs but also they create a digital map containing the routes, description of significant places and some practical information. All the aforementioned contents are to be embedded in the website of the project, where the digital version of the 4 language project guide will also be found. Taking into consideration youth’s communication habits, a facebook-group is also to be activated ensuring effective communication among members. The group’s link is also going to be available on the website. 


Centrum Edukacyjne EST, Poland (https://est.edu.pl/ )


Centrum Kształcenia Zawodowego i Ustawicznego w Andrychowie, Poland (https://www.ckziuandrychow.pl

Asociatia Bridge Language Study House, Romania (https://www.blsh.ro/ )

Slovenian Mountain Guide Association, Slovenia (ZGVS - Slovenian Mountain Guides Association (UIAGM/IFMGA)ZGVS)

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