The Australian initiate ‘Speak Greek in March’ has concluded with great success. After the successful run that the campaign had among Greek-Australians, Greek communities across the globe are considering about organizing similar events.
Greek children aged 13 to 16 years from the United Kingdom, Australia, France and Greece connected via internet to speak about themselves with other children and take part in activities focused on the Greek language.
The teleconference was held through an interactive course organized by the Greek Lessons OnLine school and it involved students from the Greek school Manor Hill in London, Saint John College in Melbourne, the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria school as well as the Institute of Greek studies in Paris and the third public high school of Pyrgos in Greece.
During the first 60 minutes of the teleconference, the children presented themselves and then played a well-known game called “Two Truths and one Lie” in Greek, in order to break the ice and learn more about each other.
Later, Sakis Zafeiropoulos, the man behind the “Speak Greek in March” campaign idea, spoke to the children about the importance and value of the communication program, and called on the teleconference organizers to repeat the event in the near future.
After the conference was over the children were free to talk with each other, exchange emails and have fun with their new friends overseas.