Participation on a dance festival

On the 7th & 8th of June 2017 succesfully took place the 1st Dancing Meeting of Elementary Schools of N. Viotia that organized the 1st Primary School of Thebes .
Dances and musicals from all over Greece were presented at Moschopodi Thiva by pupils of Primary Schools of our prefecture. The young dancers demonstrated their dancing skills, with their parents and dancers guiding the new generation, which is supposed to preserve the rich cultural and cultural heritage of our country.

Ous school, the 1st Primary School of Schimatari participated by pupils of the 4th & 5th grades under the guidance of  the teachers Aleksaki Eleni and Noti Stasini who was responsible  for the  music accompaniment of our school dance team.

We thank the organizers for the invitation and the School Committee of the Municipality of Tanagra for the provision of the bus.

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Warm congratulations: to the organizers of the event, to all the dance groups of the participating pupils and all the people who attended and cheered for their kids.

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Open day in Greece after the Croatian workshop

At the beginning of April and in particular from 4 to 9 April, 6 students and 3 teachers from our school participated in the 2nd Transnational Laboratory in Darda, Croatia, together with pupils and teachers from Poland, Slovenia and Croatia.

So we organized an open day on Friday May 5 for students, teachers and parents of our school so that everyone who participated in the workshop shared with us their experiences, the benefits of their participation and their achievements.

In the first part of the event, the teachers who participated, Alexaki Eleni, Ms. Noti Stasini and Mrs. Mavrigopoulou Charisia, presented us with the objectives of the workshop and its evaluation as it was formed through the questionnaire completed by all participants from each country. Students Papaioannou Georgios, Zacharakis Efrem – Ioannis, Jasan Preet Kaur, Hantzi Elena, Alexaki Panagiota and Fokidis Nikitas presented us with the program every day, the excursions and the educational activities in which they participated. In the end, they shared their feelings about all this unprecedented experience.
In the second part of Open Day, the six students became teachers and taught us the art of straw-making. Thus, pupils of D & E Stretta took their own straw sculptures by working in groups of 3-4 individuals and always with the help and guidance of their classmates who participated in the workshop in Croatia.

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2nd TPM in Slovenia

The 2nd transnational project  meeting of coordinators took place in Kamnik, Slovenia,  within the framework of the approved Erasmus + European program “Through artistic abilities to develop basic skills”  from 28 to 30 June 2017. The coordinators from Poland, Greece, Croatia and Slovenia met and key issues as well as  its evaluation tools on the course of the program so far were discussed and resolved.

During their stay to Kamnik, the three coordinators from Poland, Croatia and Greece had the opportunity to get acquainted with elements of  the Slovenian culture, tasting traditional recipes, participating in traditional games and visiting museums and workshops where traditional Slovenian products were produced.

 

The report on the 2nd TPM can be found at Report TPM Slovena

 

Reading night at the Greek school

On March 17th all the pupils from the participating schools to this project, organized and participated in a reading night with lots of interesting and funny activities. In our school, pupils from the 5th and 6th grade chose and presented books they liked and invited all of us to solve crosswords, puzzles, ridles, do role playing etc. Following are some pictures and videos from that night.

 

The list of our activities can be found on the following report.reading night Greece aims outcomes

Performance of the epic play “Odyssey”

The 1st Primary School of Schimatari within the approved European program Erasmus + 2016-2018 , entitled “Through artistic abilities to developed basic skills”, organizes various events.

On Friday 27/01/2017 the pupils of the 5th and 6th grade in collaboration with the teachers Alexaki Helen, Siarapi Catherine, Noti Stasini, Mavrigopoulou Charisia, Lambrou Katerina and  Theodoridou Maria (project coordinator) presented to parents, students and teachers in the school’s Event Hall a part from the epic “Odyssey”.
Teachers and students worked intensively in groups created at the beginning of September 2016. Pupilsof the dance – music club handled the music and dance of the  scene which was chosen to be presented by the pupils of the theater club. Similarly, pupils of the art club got  involved into creating the costumes of the actors and props of theater.
At the same time, the text of the stage chosen to be presented, integrated into the daily school program of Language, English, Math, was used to introduce pupils with conceptual and imagery of, the characters of the saga, the customs and habits of ancient Greece.
In addition, through the process of preparing a theater performance, pupils developed their artistic skills but also elements such as responsibility, self-motivation, coordination of work,  cooperativeness. At the same time, they boosted their self-esteem as they discovered skills, eg. In the song, which until then they ignored, by acquiring time and experience to present their work to the general public.
“It was a wonderful show,” said parents after the end of the presentation.
These actions will continue throughout the school year and the next activity will be the presentation of the balcony scene from Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”.

Romeo and Juliet from Greece

As one of our common activities, the pupils of the 5th adn 6th grade who participate in the groups of art, theatre and music – dance,  are going to present the Shakespearian play “Romeo and Juliet” on Thursday the 23rd, 2017 at our school’s  Event’s Hall.

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The pupils of the art club have been working on creating the balcony where Romeo will declare his love for Juliet, the costumes for the dance crew, the costumes and assessories for Romeo  and the family members.

Work on the epos”Odyssey”

As the activities we have planned for our Erasmus + project continue, the pupils from the Greek school participating in all the clubs have been working hard on preparing for the presentation of the epic play “Odyssey”.  Firstly all the pupils were introduced to the epos of “Odyssey”, talked about the characters of the play, analysed the names of the characters and learned a lot about the customs and ways of appropriate behaving of that era. Then they all decided on the scene they would work on. They chose to present the scene of Odysseus return to Ithaka and his actions in order to regain his kingdom and his wife, Penelope. Afterwords, each club worked on their part and they  all collaborated so as to have everything ready for the final performance.

The pupils participating at the art club have been working on drawing and creating the costumes for the play as well as all the scenery nessessary. All this has been the result of contemplating about the adventures of Odysseus with their teachers and consulting with the pupils of the drama club.

 

The music – dance club has taken into account the text of the play and has chosen the appropriate music for each scene. They have also added some contemporary music and singing to accompany the acting of the pupils from the drama club.

The pupils participating in the drama club have been introduced to the way the epic play “Odyssey” was writen by Homer, have talked about the meaning of the play and  the characters. Then they have chosen which character they will perform, learned their – truth be said – quite difficult text and have tried to present the sentiments hidden in the story by their acting. At the same time they have collaborated with the pupils from the other two clubs in order to have their costumes and the accompaning music.

 

 

All their work will be presented to the parents and pupils of our school, the local authorities and to the representatives of the Primary Education who have been invited to this event.

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