has about 150 pupils, aged from 13 till 15. High
School of Larissa
Our school tries to apply new techniques and activities that allow our students to participate actively in the learning process. To stimulate their interest we constantly look for new creative activities, to: a) make the lesson more attractive to teenagers and b) to mobilize them in values and attitudes required as future citizens and employees.
In particular, we materialize environmental, cultural and health programs, by students' working groups. We teach them drawing research projects through teamwork activities. Moreover we encourage our pupils to take part in events which are prepared by various bodies of Secondary Education.
We believe in the process of experiential learning so we organize Environmental Visits to Greek Environmental Education Centres and other educational visits to Greek organizations and institutions.
There is a great cultural heterogeneity in our school population. Our pupils are Greeks (majority), Roma (25%) and a lower percentage of migrants from
countries of former Soviet Union etc. Moreover, many Greeks migrate now due to
the economic crisis and unemployment that plague the country. Therefore it is
necessary the symbiosis despite the diversity and the rejection of xenophobic
and racist attitudes. Romania
Our school efforts try to mitigate discriminations arising from different cultures of students and to have a critical attitude towards such issues. E.g. it has been included in projects prepared by the
collaboration with the EU to fight illiteracy among Roma. It participates and
implements regularly activities on respect to diversity and to address issues
which grow by racist ideologies. Additionally it organizes with the pupils,
activities on social offering. E.g. each year our school organizes a day where
students exhibit some of their own works& sell them. Then they offer the
money to some charitable foundations like "The smile of the Child"
Our students speak English, French and German, participate with joy in all programs and activities materialized by our school, but they had never till now the opportunity to participate in the Comenius or similar European cooperation Programs with schools abroad or travel to other countries. It will be a precious experience for them, to host and be hosted by the peers from other countries.