Here you can watch the whole performance of the epic play “Odyssey” from the pupils of 5th and 6th grade of the 1st primary School of Schimatari under the guidance and with the help of their teachers.
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”.
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.
Here is the invitation card we have created and sent to our guest.
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.
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.
One of the local newspapers , “Ελευθερος Λόγος” , published an article about the work that was done during the 1rst Transnational Workshopν at the 1st Primary School of Schimatari, Greece.
The 1rst Transnational Workshop in Greece took place in Schimatari – Viotia from the 21st to the 28th of November and it was a great experience for all the participants and those who attended the events of the performance “The birds” and the closing ceremony.
Following is the report on this workshop were we all learnt so much and our pupils had the chance to cooperate with each other and learn about new cultures and civilisations.
The link to the report is: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B442gyyskPgmcDFCcEZ2bmFhUUU/view?usp=sharing