Rupa attended a spectacular day of Grecian splendour and wonder at Avenue House School. Pupils were encouraged to don Grecian style attire or emulate a Greek God/Goddess for the occasion, with both the MP and pupils enjoying a taste of Greek culture at the school.
A Greek Teacher, courtesy of the Greek Embassy of London, introduced children to a new and yet ancient language. A live ‘Skype’ interaction with a primary school in Vergina in Greece from which Alexander the Great originated, initiated a link with a European country and a future relationship beckons which pupils are certain to benefit from.
Mediterranean cuisine tempted taste buds with a lunchtime banquet worthy of Olympus and the opportunity to sample olives, feta and tzatziki, providing necessary fuel for the events of the day. Scenes inspired by Greek theatre entertained, a mini-Olympics revealed Herculean prowess and Greek art and dance workshops captured the imagination of everyone in attendance.
Rupa addressed the children, alluding to the origins of the word ‘democracy’ and the form of government first introduced in the 5th Century BC Athens. The importance and value of retaining close links with European nations was emphasised as the MP fielded questions from children eager to learn more. It’s not every day a Member of Parliament is quizzed by a miniature Hermes and a small, yet mighty Zeus!
Speaking about the event, Rupa expressed she was “delighted to be part of Avenue House Greek Day assembly in conjunction with Greece in UK. The highlight of the day for me was a Skype chat with a primary school in the hometown of Alexander the Great”.
A rich cultural exchange and unforgettable experience featured on the timetable at Avenue House School.
The next open day will be held on Saturday, 17th March 2018 from 11.00am-1.00pm