Olive Oil Festival

Olive Oil Festival Junior School

As well as studying the Greek language, the Greek department knows how to take learning and drama outdoors. On Thursday 15th December, they took Year 5 pupils into our olive grove to pick olives and picnic in a most traditional manner. The children learned what it meant to farm the land and produce one of our staple food products.

Then on Monday 19th December, a well-known children’s writer Maria Klini, came along to read her children’s novel to Year 5 in the Junior School library. Her story, called Ο Λαίμαργος Αγιος Βασίλης (Greedy Father Christmas), kept the children entertained as well as providing an opportunity to learn about writing as a career. In addition, there was an enlightening discussion about the spirit of giving and the true meaning of Christmas.

Well done for giving the pupils a chance to experience so much more than usual!