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SOS-Heart Box for Schools

The time of the pandemic has made it clear that schools are not only places of knowledge, but above all places of social learning and togetherness. Especially in these times, we want classrooms where children and young people feel comfortable and find a space to develop and grow.
To support schools in this challenging task, our children's aid organization, together with the Future Wings Foundation, has developed a low-threshold and free offer for social learning in schools: The SOS Heart Box.

The SOS Heart Box serves many topics and required competencies of the Liechtenstein curriculum (e.g. subject area NMG 10) and can be implemented in the subjects NMG, class council, German, ethics or as a project. It comprises around 8-12 school hours.

In order to accompany this heart education, which is so important for later life, there is often little time left in the school day. The SOS Heart Box addresses all those teachers who nevertheless always strive in their work to develop the social skills of the children.

What is in the SOS Heart Box?

In the SOS Heart Box, teachers will find pedagogically well thought-out, tested and lovingly designed working materials as well as a voucher for a topic-specific free workshop for the whole class.

We have developed different heart boxes:

  • The "ME box" on the topic of "feelings" (recognising, naming, and reflecting on feelings, mindfulness).

  • The "YOU box" on the topic of "strengths" (getting to know strengths, mutual encouragement).

  • The "WE box" on the topic of "class association" (common values, strengths, resources of the class, teamwork).

  • The "ALL box" on the topic of "Community" (solidarity, being part of the world, self-efficacy, environment. This box is expected to be in use from autumn 2023).

The SOS heart box serves many topics of the Liechtenstein curriculum (e.g. topic block NMG 10) and can be implemented in the subjects NMG, class council, German or also as a project. It comprises around 8-12 school lessons.

The ME and YOU boxes are suitable for the 3rd, 4th and 5th primary school levels. The WE and ALL boxes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd secondary school/secondary school/gymnasium.

Each SOS heart box contains

  • a visual change for the classroom (e.g. compliment wall or emotional carousel)

  • ready-made worksheets, ritual and implementation ideas for the corresponding topics - printed out in class size

  • a voucher for a workshop with an SOS Children's Village trainer

  • a free introduction with teaching ideas for all interested teachers.

Has the Heart Box already been tested?
Yes! The SOS Heart Boxes were used for the first time in Liechtenstein in August 2022 in around 30 classes with almost 400 children. The heart box was developed by our staff member and teacher Lena Mulumulu. The heart boxes are continuously adapted to the feedback from teachers and children. This is how we ensure that we provide you with high quality and well thought-out materials.

When does the free workshop take place?
The free workshop (2 lessons) with our trained trainers ideally takes place as an introduction or conclusion to the work with the heart box. The dates will be announced well in advance. We are able to provide you with the workshop and the teaching material worth around CHF 500 free of charge because we have been supported by a renowned institution in Liechtenstein.

Would you as a teacher or school social worker like to know more about the Heart Box? Contact us!