Our school play

On 23 March all the students, the teachers and a lot of parents  got together at our school’s function room to celebrate our national holiday of 25 March.

We, the students of Grade 3, put on a special play with the help of our PE and English teachers, and it was perfect!

We were preparing for this play for about two months. We missed a lot of lessons and breaks, but we did excellent work!

Below you can see some pictures from our preparations!

We also made amazing scenery, which was like an old traditional house and we wore traditional costumes. In the photos below you can see our costumes and the scenery we made.

I played one of the three main roles, which, although  was very long and very difficult,  made me very happy!

All this preparation period was an interesting and crucial part of my school life!

Roula Georgiou, Grade 3, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia.

Valerios Stais

Valerios Stais was a Greek archaeologist of the 19th century. He was born in 1857 in Kythera.

He studied medicine in Athens and later archaeology in Germany. He carried out excavations at Epidauros, in Thessaly, Antikythera, and elsewhere.

Excavation of 1890 by the Greek Archaeological Service under Valerios Stais.

In Antikythera, the world’s first marine archaeological excavation, he recognized the importance of an initially thought as an insignificant finding, and which was later named the Antikythera Mechanism.

Photo of Valerios Stais in diving suit in 1902.

That finding was very interesting and it was the first computational mechanism built around 1500 to 100 BC.

Valerios Stais published many studies and died in 1923.

Bessy Karapataki, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia.

Victor Sarianidi

Victor Sarianidi is an archaeologist of the diaspora from Pontos. He was born in 1929 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He is contemporary of Andronicus and he carried out excavations in Asia looking for the route of Alexander the Great and the lost civilizations of Afghanistan and Turkmenistan.

Excavations at Tillya Tepe in 1978 by Russian archaeologist Viktor Sarianidi. Six golden burials from the second quarter of the 1st century AD were found amongst the ruins of an older Bronze Age fortress. Photograph courtesy Viktor Sarianidi.

Bessy Karapataki, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia