Two hundred years ago, a bunch of poor and oppressed people dared to stand up to the Turks, starting a revolution, which led to the creation of the independent Greek state. Today we honour all those who sacrificed themselves for our freedom and independence, for the preservation of our language, history and culture. For all of us and our children, who live away from our homeland but our hearts stay there, the 200th anniversary of the Greek War of Independence is even more moving, especially since this year we are not able to celebrate it as we would wish. However, last Saturday all our classes discussed the importance of the anniversary and the older students participated in a small online celebration.
Today, we would like to share with you a couple of snapshots from our unofficial celebration, along with the message of the President of the Greek Republic to the expatriate Greek children followed by a very interesting tour of the Presidential Guard. We also invite you to visit the National Historical Museum’s digital exhibition Epanasystasis ’21, which was the source of inspiration for our celebration. Once again, we would like to thank Mr Vangelis Sfiris for participating to our celebration with a variety of songs and the National Historical Museum of Athens for sharing with us their inspirational exhibition.
Χρόνια πολλά σε όλους!
We are so proud to be the only school from Britain who participated in the celebratory video by the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs about the International Greek Language Day 2021. Three of our students who were selected by lot, one from Year 1, one from Year 6 and one from A Level class, were asked why they learn Greek.
Here is what they replied.
Happy International Greek Language Day!
A very happy New Year to all!
Following the latest Government’s guidelines our school will remain closed for all pupils until February half term. All children will access learning remotely from home via Microsoft Teams. Vasilopita cutting will also be postponed until further notice.
Christmas and New Year’s Day Carols as well as the beautiful March of the Trolls by Edvard Grieg played wonderfully well by our prodigiously talented A Level student Angelos Terizakis.
A very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous 2021 to all our children and families! We are back to school on Saturday 9th January 2021.
We would like to wholeheartedly thank the musician, Mr Vaggelis Sfyris, who sung via Zoom some beautiful Christmas songs for our school. To listen to the songs please press: