OUR FIRST TRIP…

 

In June we also visited the Museum of Holocaust in Sereď during the trip to Bratislava, which was established in the premises of the former labour and concentration camp Sereď. It represents an authentic place connected to the tragic period of solving the Jewish question in Slovakia during the Second World War. The museum features period papers, photographs and objects related to the persecution of Jews on the territory of Slovakia. During the tour of the museum, the lecturer explained the history of the place. The site was exposed by the first Jews and served to gather Jews for deportation. It did not serve to liquidate the Jewish population. A deportation wagon is also part of an exposition. In 1942, first transfers began. There were 40 people in one wagon. Part of the excursion was the story of two Slovak Jews who managed to escape from Auschwitz. These two Slovaks travelled nearly 140 km on foot. Although just the escape from Auschwitz could be a great miracle, they even wrote in detail what was going on in Auschwitz. This document had 32 pages and detailed the death camp ratios. They told their story to the Jewish authorities. At first they did not believe, because no one really imagined that mass murdering was taking place in Auschwitz. Vrba and Wetzler then wrote a detailed report, in which they explained the whole process of killing people in the gas chambers and their subsequent burning in crematorium furnaces. Vrba and Wetzler were the first to make the world known for what really was  happening in the work camps. To these days, a running event is annually held in their honour to remind how important was their escape. At the end of our excursion we also learned something about the Roma Holocaust.

VRATSA, BULGARIA

 

Two teachers of the grammar school (Janka Čorbová, Mária Kopčáková) and five students of the 2.A class (Natália Horvátová, Richard Juriš, Dávid Kacvinský, Adrián Kačur, Ivana Vasilišinová) had an opportunity to travel to Vratsa in Bulgaria where from April 24 to April 28, 2018, there was a third international mobility.

The partner school in Bulgaria is the Hristo Botev Primary School in Vratsa, one of the 5 most modern equipped schools in Bulgaria. Most activities were  held there.

Students of each country presented the migration history of a period they had supposed to be  done by themselves. Subsequently, the students were divided into 4-5 members´ groups. Each multicultural group had its captain who was from the local school. On the next day, each of them explored the beauty of the town of Vratsa and its surroundings. They came up with presentations of what they saw and what they learned and presented it to teachers on Friday.

„Development of migration in Slovakia since the beginning of 20th century.“ (discussion)

On March 29, 2018, a discussion was held with the students of our school: „Development of migration in Slovakia since the beginning of 20th century.“ The participants of that discussion were students of 2.A, 4.A and Oktava classes. Migration is a historical phenomenon and goes back to the earliest periods of Europe’s history. Since the great movement of the nation to these days, any kinds of population transfer has serious consequences and causes positive but unfortunately more negative impacts. Immigration is a term associated with the migration of the Slovaks at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries, but also in the 20th century. This is mainly due to economic reasons. „Hungry valleys“ expelled our ancestors mainly to America. In the first half of the 20th century, this was caused mainly by political reasons – the rise of fascism in Europe. Today, Europe is experiencing the opposite effect. Migrants come to Europe mainly from Africa and the Asian countries, which are Muslim, and cause us the fear of terrorism. The confrontation of these phenomena from the recent past in Europe and the present has been a good challenge for discussion and controversy. The argumentation on one and the other hand was interesting and it proved that the students are familiar with the topic and that they do care about it.

“Love is all you need”

“Love is all you need” to smile, to be happy, to live together in peace, to dream a better world.
That is the message of our christmas festival on December 21, 2018.

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Imagine All the People

On the 14th of December 2018 in Saint John High School there was an artistic and charity event under the title “Imagine All the people”, with the participation of immigrants bands, singers and dancing groups who live in Cyprus.

Dancing group from Crete

China

Cuba

Russia

 

Poster

Tour of Ayiasos

On November 1, 2018 our school visited the village of Ayiassos , where the pupils of the Greek Erasmus+ team gave our refugee and immigrant students a tour of the village.

 

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Students meeting in Bulgaria

In April 2018, a team of four Greek students and  two teachers took part in the meeting in Bulgaria. During this meeting pupils coming from 8 European countries had the chance to meet each other, to learn different cultures, to taste traditional dishes from each country, to play together and to have new friends.

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FRIENDSHIP DAY

24th March 2018
Viagrande (Catania):                              Students, Teachers, Parents, MetaCometa Association and underaged all together.

A day to share FRIENDSHIP: workshops of cooking, acting, gardening and sports.