Greek Schools of Diaspora Celebrate 1821
Celebrating the Greek Bicentennial
12th Grade students of Archimedean Academy participated in an event “Greek schools of Diaspora celebrate 1821″.
On Friday, May 28, 2021, and from 18:00 to 20:00 (Greece time) the districts of Primary Education of Thessaloniki and Halkidiki, in the context of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Revolution of 1821, invited Archimedean Academy to an event “Greek schools of Diaspora celebrate 1821″. The aim was to present the way in which the Greek schools participated in the celebration of the national anniversary.
Each presentation consisted of two parts:
- Short presentation of the school (by the Principal & a teacher).
- Video from the activities organized by the school (Zoom meeting with Yiannis Kotsiras).
The 12th-grade students were well prepared to participate in this activity on March 25 (the Greek Independence day) and on March 26 they watched videos and listened to songs. The students who became fully aware of the importance of the Day of the Greek Independence from the Ottoman Empire and while watching videos they discussed topics in class and took part in the following activities.
Among others, the students listened to the song: “Tis Dikaiosinis Ilie Noite” (Sun of justice) from Yiannis Kotsiras and they were impressed with this song. They decided to invite the famous singer Yiannis Kotsiras and to have a discussion with him about music and the Greek Revolution.
On May 27 we had a meeting with the renowned singer Yiannis Kotsiras in participation with 3rd-grade students. Students discussed and asked questions about music, the city of Alexandria but also about the bicentennial of the Greek revolution. They have been studying Greek history during the last months, including the Hellenistic Period and the Greek Revolution.
Schools from many countries and four continents participated in the event. Among others were present the Vice President of the European Union Margaritis Schinas, the Deputy Minister of Education Mrs. Zetta Makri, the Chairman of the Committee “GREECE 2021”, Mrs. Gianna Angelopoulou-Daskalaki and the Chairman of the Special Standing Committee on Hellenism of the Diaspora, Savvas Anastasiadis.