The kids and their teachers from Spain,
France, Romania and Germany arrived in
Ioannina.The Spanish team arrived by plane
at about 8:30 pm, while the other teams got
here by bus at about 7:30 pm.
The students, parents and teachers were
waiting for their guests with a giant smile on
their face and a card with their name on it.
We had been looking forward to that day for
a long time!
On Friday the welcoming ceremony took
place in our school.We played greek songs
and there were presentations for each
country that took part in the program.
We played games so we got to know the
foreign people better.
We had a meeting at our school so that we could
decide the logo of the program. Finally, we chose
the logo that the Spanish team had prepared.
After deciding on the logo, the Spanish students
presented the results of the “Survey” about eating
habits, and then the students from Greece
presented our country and the town of Ioannina.
After that the students formed four teams in order
to prepare for the “City Game”. After that, we were
allowed to leave the school.
In the time between the activities we
discussed with our friends from the other
countries and we had a lot of fun!
Some students had decided to go out after
the program, so they explored the city and
had fun!Then we returned home and ate
dinner. It was a really busy, but interesting
We were met early the morning at the
Archeological Museum of Ioannina where we
had the opportunity to admire the exhibits.
Then, it was time for the “City game of
Ioannina”.The students were divided into four
groups, which were named after greek gods and
goddesses; “Athena”, “Aphrodite”, “Zeus” and
“Hephaestus”. Each group took a small tour
around Ioannina, starting from the
Three Greek students stood near well-known
monuments of Ioannina –six stops in total-
and, when a group arrived, they gave them
information about the monument. After that,
the group had to answer a question about the
monument and, if the answer was right, the
three students gave them a piece of a puzzle. It
was an exciting experience!
The cycling around the lake was cancelled because of the wet
weather.The students with their guest did all kinds of interesting
Some of them visited the island and saw Ali Pasha's museum,
tasted fried frog legs and baklava (very tasty!) and bought
Some students went on excursions to nearby places, such as
Igoumenitsa.They played with the water, shells, ate in a fish
restaurant and then returned home.
Some students also went to a village called “Ligiades”, which has
a wonderful view of the city of Ioannina and the lake. Other
students went to the Perama Cave and to the “VrellisWax
We visited the ancient theatre of Dodoni and
felt like we lived in ancient Greece.After that,
we visited a cheese company and saw how
cheese is produced.
In the afternoon we participated in many
activities and workshops at school, including
the “rap Music” and the “Herbs” workshops.
We also played some greek games like
“Apples”. It was really fun, but exhausting!
Activities onTuesday 27th January 2015 started with the
school, where our friends attended some lessons.We then
visited KEPAVI where we were impressed by the silver
artefacts. We also saw how silverware and jewellery are
created. After that we went to “Elliniko” where we visited the
“Papagiannis Museum of Contemporary Art”. Mr Papagianis
himself, the famous artist gave us a guided tour of the
museum.The exhibits were really impressive!
In the afternoon we returned to school and took part in the
“goodbye” activity in which we wrote postcards to send to our
friends from the other countries.
Later we attended an excellent pantomime performance and
after that it was time for out farewell party with a lot of music
and dancing! We had an amazing time there, we danced, ate
and sang. It was a really moving night because we knew that it
was the last one.
Was the day that our guests left for their
countries.The students woke up early, had
breakfast and went to “Byzantio” hotel to
prepare for departure. Our friends leave for
their homes, but our thoughts went back to
the exciting week that had passed. We were
also looking forward to meeting them again.