Comenius visit to Greece
Miss Samani, Mrs Glenn and Mr Randeria visited our Comenius Partner school in Greece from April 17th – April 21st. The school is called the 1st Special School of Korydallos and is situated just outside Athens. Forty pupils attend the school who are aged between 6 and 14 years old. A wide range of special needs are catered for and the pupils are taught in small groups of 4-6 pupils. The school is fortunate enough to have a range of specialist staff on site to support them, these include occupational therapists, educational psychologists etc.
The pupils have been doing a lot of work on the Comenius countries and shared this. We were treated to a fantastic dance display, where all pupils and staff took part, funnily enough when they performed the English dance to ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ by the Beatles, the sky clouded over and it started to rain!!
Singing and dancing is a huge part of the Greek culture and we had the opportunity to join in and learn a few traditional dance steps. Mr Randeria will be teaching his class some of these dances in his PE lessons.
Of course, we could not go to Athens without visiting the Acropolis.
The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on a high rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and containing the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon. We took lots of photos which will be used when the pupils study Ancient Greece as part of their topic work.
We were overwhelmed by the hospitality of the Greek people. They were so generous and kind. Many staff spent the whole week with us, joining the Comenius group in the afternoons and evenings when school had finished.
They also treated us to lunch on Friday by offering us a wide range of home cooked Greek treats which were delicious!
If you haven’t booked your Summer holiday yet, we would certainly recommend Greece.