Within the framework of the new European Erasmus+ Project materialized by the 1st EPA.L. of Karditsa, 13 teachers and 20 students from the participating schools are hosted in our city and in our school from 8th-12th April, for the 1st LTTA.
The title of the project is «Our Intangible Heritage, a Value for the Future», and the participating countries are: Spain, Turkey, Greece, Portugal and Estonia. The aim of the project is: to stress the fundamental need to preserve our culture and local customs, the search for information about oral traditions lost with the passing of time (e.g. traditional songs, games, recipes), and their presentation among the participants in the form of projects.
The school’s director, Mr Pappas Sokratis, welcomed the students and their teachers and reassured them that the teachers of our school have done their best to make the meeting successful and their stay in Karditsa unforgettable. During the activities, they participated in presentations about the subject in general and the cultural heritage of Greece in particular, as well as in simulations of local festivities –in and out of the school premises-. These simulations were about the revival of local customs, recipes, dances, songs and games. There were also visits to the beautiful places our area has to offer. Finally, they visited museums and places which have been characterized as UNESCO World Heritage Monuments.
The 1stEPA.L. has often undertaken actions which help to improve the quality of education given to its students, and will continue to do so. We have also tried to make the most of opportunities that offer our teacher even more knowledge and experience, which can prove to be useful in their job and in their life.