4th Public Junior High School of Pyrgos Ilias Greece

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4th Public Junior High School of Pyrgos Ilias Greece

Participating Organizations:

1.Hellenic Society for Neurosciences 2.University of Patras 3.Neuroscience Network of the University of Patras 4.Directorate of Secondary Education of Ilia 5.Karatoula Junior High School 6.Senior High School of Lehaina 7.1st Senior High School of Pyrgos 8.6th Primary School of Pyrgos

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Exhibit
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Press Briefing
  • School Program

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Middle school students(6-8)
  • Professionals

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

A group of 15 students comprising both boys and girls, of the 4th Junior High School of Pyrgos – Ilias, Greece has combined video art and a power point presentation in order to introduce to public and students a new, innovative and exciting field of Neuroscience: Neuroaesthetics Our school group has decided to participate with a) an exhibition booth b) a digital audio-visual presentation c) a power point presentation Several “works’ of art were on display at our booth such as:  paintings on canvas inspired by the brain and nervous system (9 paintings altogether)  a paper made mosaic neuron  a knit brain inspired sculpture  hand painted stones (press peppier) inspired by the neurons  a variety of food inspired by the brain: jelly brain, cup cakes eyes and cakes with neurons decorations In the first part of our presentation, the students presented a 6-minute video, a digital audio-visual storytelling that aims to explain visual experience using the biology of the brain. In the second part the very interesting and scientifically established presentation ended explaining to the audience that Neuroaesthetics are trying to explain why humans need beauty in their lives and that knowing how our brain works support the perception of beauty and allows us to admire and enjoy not only works of arts but also the amazing organ that helps creating these! All participants found amazing all these new informations rased by Neuroasthetics and everybody was impressed on how such a difficult scientific topics was explained so good from students.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Press Release/Media Advisory
  • Social Media

Other Publicity Methods:

School's website : http://4gym-pyrgou.ilei.sch.gr See also the video art : http://4gym-pyrgou.ilei.sch.gr/autosch/joomla15/index.php/eksiloseis/274-symmetoxi-4ou-gymnasiou-pyrgou-sti-sxoliki-imerida-gia-ton-egkefalo Event invitation to facebook

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Social Media and press release because too many people read local press and watch the news form thw local TV channel. The spread from social media to young and midle ages is very high.


Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:

  • BAW Buttons

What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?

  • BAW Certificate of Participation

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Poster
  • BAW Facebook Cover Photo

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

We have sucessfully participated to BAW 2015 campaing so all students and parents from our school were looking forward for 2016 event. More and more students ask to participate next year

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Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

I would suggest to present more events all over the word

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