Last Saturday was the last day of this school year. We may not have celebrated it the usual way with our summer fête, but we did hold small celebrations in the classrooms! We sang, we danced, we laughed but we also shed a few tears in A Level class, when saying goodbye to some of our students who ended their educational journey with the school!
From all of us at St Sophia’s School a very happy summer! We look forward to welcoming you back to our new school premises at Pimlico Academy on Saturday 11th September!
Not quite! But what do you do when the sun is shining and the outdoors is calling? You find a nice spot in the school grounds and enjoy your lunch there! Well done Year 6s – we can tell you had a fabulous break time!
On Sunday 28th March our school flag bearer, Freiderikos Vassos, together with our Deputy Head, Dr Ailina Gkoratsa, proudly represented our school at the special liturgy in honour of 25th March 1821 at St Sophia’s Church.
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.