My school’s neighbourhood

Dear friends,

The other day we talked about the buildings around our school in our English class and we want to show you our work and our school’s neighbourhood.

My school’s neighbourhood

We hope you liked it. What about your school’s neighbourghood? What does it look like?

The students of Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia

Papadiamantis – A play

Dear friends on “Eureka!”,

A couple of weeks ago a very well known Greek actor came to our school and performed some pieces from three of the best works of a very old and very famous Greek author, Alexandros Papadiamantis.

I’ve put together a slideshow presentation for you at this link—a-play and I hope you like it!

And now a few words about the performance.

The play was an old story about a girl and a prince. It took place at the sea on some big rocks. The prince went to war but before he left he told the girl that he would come back at Christmas to marry her. But the prince didn’t come back. Then the girl learned that he had gone to prison. She started crying and at night a green light shines at her house.

I feel unhappy because the girl and the prince didn’t get married. I also feel sad because the prince went to prison.

John Lazanas, Grade 3, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia

Philo of Byzantium

Philo of Byzantium was one of the most important mathematicians and engineers of the Hellenistic period.

He was from Byzantium but he lived most of his life in Alexandria.


Philo didn’t deal only with theory but he made constructions with which he could prove what he had in mind. His important constructions were the air pump, and the water pump, which worked with buckets.

Apart from these he made some items which worked with steam, like a horse drinking water, a girl pouring water and a siren for a lighthouse. With his last constructions he became the instigator to Heron of Alexandria.

Tolis Ritsikalis, Grade 3, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia