Photo: Lucia Hofmaier
On July 12, there was a lot of activity on the Schöpflin grounds in Lörrach-Brombach. Villa Schöpflin welcomed almost 300 4th grade schoolchildren from the Lörrach district as well as 75 parents/caregivers, teachers and school social workers to the "Media Prevention in Elementary Schools" day.
During a prevention trail in the morning and an information event in the evening, the children and their caregivers could expand their knowledge on digital media. In the morning, twelve school classes arrived at the Villa Schöpflin park to take part in the prevention trail. Accompanied by the fictional protagonist Kim and the fictional protagonist Toni, the schoolchildren went through six interactive stations. Through role plays, a rap, and quizzes, the children learned about the following topics:
At the station of the Werkraum Schöpflin, the focus was on creative and media-free leisure activities. Using naturally produced plant colors, the children created a variety of patterns on fabric. All fourth-grade classes in the Lörrach district were invited to take part in the course. The twelve places were fully booked within 18 hours, reflecting the high demand for media prevention in this age group.
For the evening's information event "Digital Media in Elementary School Age", all parents/guardians with children in 3rd and 4th grade, school administrators, teachers and school social workers from elementary schools in the district were invited. In addition to a short lecture on the topic, the evening's main program highlight was a discussion round in which experts from various counseling centers shed light on the topic of "media use in elementary school age". At the end, the audience received concrete tips from different departments on how to shape their own media education.
Thanks to the "LIFE funding" of the district of Lörrach, the day could be launched and organized by Villa Schöpflin. The day was implemented with other experts from the district: psychological counseling center, school psychological counseling center, women's counseling, crime prevention and Werkraum Schöpflin. In addition, the Schöpflin Foundation made its premises available.