Wednesday, 08 July 2015 08:12

GREEK DEPARTMENT

By Ms Maria Mita - Head of Greek / Greek Teacher

During this year the Greek Department was involved with many amazing things!  First of all the secondary students had the opportunity to travel to Athens on January. The city with the most glorious history in the world, a city worshipped by gods and people, a magical city! The capital of Greece has always been a birthplace for civilization. It is the city where democracy was born and most of the wise men of ancient times. New Acropolis museum, Sounio, Parthenon, Panathinaiko Stadio, Lykavitos, Nafplio and Corinthos were only some of the places we visited!  Students had the chance to practice their language skills in Greek, to walk around the famous historic triangle (Plaka, Thission, Psyri) the old neighbourhoods, to taste the amazing Greek food, to have fan in  Allou Fan Park and many more!

During May, a group of native Greek students visited the Archaeological Museum of Paphos to practice the language and learn about local history. The archaeological Museum of Paphos houses an attractive collection of Cypriot antiquities from the Paphos area, dating from the Neolithic Age to 1700 AD. After the visit, the children were guided around Paphos' municipal area, pointing out buildings of interest (and all in Greek, of course). Then, before returning to ASPIRE, the children were treated to a quick stop-off at the market. There, children saw traditional products such as Lefkara lace.

Furthermore, during this year, our students through different trips and visits (Baths of Aphrodite, Polis Archaeological Museum, Limassol medieval castle, Church of Ayios Lazaros in Larnaca), events (Christmas Celebrations, Tsiknopempti, Carnival, Parade of 25th of March, Easter celebrations), activities (Greek traditional games and Greek dancing - after school clubs) had the opportunity to be familiar with the Greek history and culture, Greek traditions, and of course to practice their Greek.