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Click here to see map of Elefsina and here for a closer look at our school! A web presentation(ppt) of The Economic High School - HERE

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Targoviste - between myth and reality


Centuries ago, Vlad Tepes, a Romanian prince, became well known in Europe because of his bloody habit, impaling. For this reason, people called him Vlad the Impaler. One of the favourite cities to express this bloody wish, was Targoviste. That’s why, Vlad the Impaler has been associated with Dracula, and Targoviste as one of Dracula’s house.
How does it look Targoviste nowadays?

A very quiet town, the only army that makes noise is for the celebration of the town.

Αιώνες πριν, γράφουν οι Ρουμάνοι συνεργάτες μας, ένας αιμοσταγής ηγεμόνας της Βλαχίας, ο Βλαντ Τέπες, ήταν διαβόητος στην Ευρώπη για τη συνήθειά του να ανασκολοπίζει τους εχθρούς του. Ένα από τα κάστρα του, το κάστρο του Δράκουλα βρίσκεται στην πόλη μας, Ταργκοβίστε, σήμερα μια ήσυχη επαρχιακή πόλη. Ο μόνος στρατός που παρελαύνει είναι οι κάτοικοι κατά τις τοπικές γιορτές.
A feedback from Medeea Secretariat

© video made by Romanian students Click here to see Elefsina today and its mythological background. NOTE: Demeter, the ancient goddess of earth, had a special connection to our town. "Demeter" is the name of the ship with which Dracula travelled from Romania to England, in a most thrilling story within a story! Πατήστε εδώ για πληροφορίες για τη μυθολογική Ελευσίνα και την πόλη σήμερα. ΣΗΜ.: Στο βιβλίο, ο Δράκουλας ταξιδεύει από τη Ρουμανία στην Αγγλία με καράβι που ονομάζεται ΔΗΜΗΤΡΑ! Πρόκειται για τη θεά των Ελευσινίων μυστηρίων που δίδαξε την καλλιέργεια του σίτου και έδωσε ελπίδα για τη μεταθανάτια ζωή στους θνητούς!

eTwinning conference

For the article on the conference in the Greek local press, press here Πατήστε εδώ για το άρθρο περί Διάσκεψης στον τοπικό τύπο του Θριασίου Αττικής.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

10th of December - Universal Day of Human Rights

An important day to remember every single day... Only then can Oscar Wilde's quote be put into effect: “The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly –that is what each of us is here for”. The Picture of Dorian Grey, chapter 2

And we did in the last time....As a proof that e-Twinning collaboration can establish friendship, is our project http://partilhandodiferencas.wordpress.com/ , which is a photoproject related to Universal Day of Human Rights. Students from three schools (Romania, Greece and Portugal) took Black and White pictures and made an expo in their school. To improve the impact of their action, students from Targoviste made also postal cards with these pictures and sold them. The money collected will become presents during the week before Christmas for the children from Boy's Centre in Targoviste. We are very thankful to our partener from Greece who made calendars and sent them to Targoviste to increase the results of our charity action. Not in the last time, we have to remember a target associated to our action which is...Telis, Geniko Lykeio's dog - he will receive some crispies to eat in Christmas day....

On the other hand, we realize a research concerning the relationship between art and life, in Wilde's opera and also in the opera of some Greek Philosophers. The results of our research you can access here:
1. A virtual dialogue about art
2. Wilde's quotes or....ancient wisdom

Library note following:
Telis, the shcool guardian-dog, comes from Aristotelis (=Aristotle). Since we started our etwinning collaboration, our school has been renamed to Aristoteleio Geniko Lyceio Elefsinas, just like the ION GHICA Targoviste Economic Colegiul.
The calendars were made to twin Targoviste's work on Human Rights. Our first thought was to collect money for Telis (who broke his leg more than a month ago). After discussing it with him (and bribing him with a can of meat) we sent the calendars for the Boy's Centre in Targoviste. For his generosity, he was allowed to take a snooze in the school library (he prefered the art department!)
Από την έναρξη της συνεργασίας μας με τη Ρουμανία, το Λύκειό μας μετονομάστηκε σε «Αριστοτέλειο». Ο αδέσποτος σκυλάκος της φωτογραφίας έσπασε το πόδι του τον Οκτώβριο, υιοθετήθηκε από το σχολείο μας και ονομάστηκε «Τέλης». Τα ημερολόγια που φτιάξαμε για να ακολουθήσουμε τους συνεργάτες μας για την Παγκόσμια Ημέρα Δικαιωμάτων του Παιδιού θα εξασφάλιζαν τη σίτισή του. Αντ’ αυτού, στάλθηκαν για το φιλανθρωπικό σκοπό των Ρουμάνων, που σε αντάλλαγμα, θα έστελναν μπισκότα στον σκύλο μας. Πάντως, για την καλή του συμπεριφορά, η Τέλης, αποπαρασιτωμένος και εμβολιασμένος, επιτρέπεται να πάρει τον απογευματινό του υπνάκο στη Βιβλιοθήκη!

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