For second consecutive year, Pierce continues its collaboration – educational exchange with “Gefion Gymnasium“, one of the most remarkable and well-known Lyceums of Copenhagen, oriented towards the Humanities.
At the beginning of November, it was our pleasure to welcome nine students, aged 17-19 years old, to our School, along with their teacher advisors who accompanied them. We spent two days together, full of activities and educational experiences. More specifically, the first day, the students attended lessons of English Literature with the teacher Ms. Krintira, Contemporary History with Mr. Siamos, while at Deree, they attended the analysis of the ancient Greek tragedy “Vacchae”, with Dr. Myers. In continuation, they were given a tour of the Digital Museum of the College by the specialized tour guide, and had the opportunity to become familiar with the History of the American College of Greece.
The second day of the visit started at the Physics Laboratory, where, along with the IB DP students, they conducted experiments with the help of Mr. Tsagarakis. In continuation, Mr. Parisis, along with his students from C Lyceum, introduced our Danish friends to the Nobel Prize winner Greek poet, George Seferis, through the poem “Over Aspalathus Bushes” while the continuation of the Greek Language through the centuries and its impact on the world map of languages emerged.
As a capstone of the educational exchange, the student hosts of the Club “Vikings & Olympians” along with the Danish guests, planted a tree in the outdoor space of our School, as a symbol of friendship and future collaboration! In continuation, they enjoyed a meal together, had conversations, and spent time getting to know each other. The second day ended with a presentation in the Open-air Theater: students of A Lyceum, under the guidance of Ms. Koronaiou, presented an exciting performance based on excerpts from the ancient Greek tragedy “Eleni” by Evripidis. Together with the students from Ms. Krintira’s English class, they discussed similarities and differences between the educational systems of the two countries.
The farewells were made with the initiation of our guests to traditional Greek dancing! We hope this pleasant constructive experience will be repeated on the Scandinavian Danish land!