P31 ACTIVITIES – GENIKO LIKIO HORTIATI
In March 2021 our school operated through online lessons and activities due to the pandemic COVID-19.
From 29 to 31 March thirty seven (37) Greek students and ten (10) Greek teachers participated to the C4 on line Activity “Knowledge and sharing of local Italian cultural heritage, with particular attention on local feast of S. Joseph” organized by the Italian school.
You can find the report of the C4 virtual activities at:
P31.1. Studying the contribution of philhellenism in Europe to the success of the Greek revolution and the creation of the modern Greek State.
In March 2021, on the occasion of the 200 years (1821 – 2021) since the Greek war of independence against the Ottomans, the pupils of the Erasmus+ project studied the contribution of philhellenism in Europe to the success of the Greek revolution and the creation of the modern Greek State with special emphasis on the revolutionary ferment that took place in the region of present-day Romania, as well as the contribution of the Italian Philhellenes and prepared a relative presentation. The presentation was planned to be shared with our partners during the on line activities C5 in April 2021.
You can find the presentation at:
P31.2. Writing a short guide for the Roman aqueduct of Hortiatis
In March 2021, the Erasmus students of A3 class studied the history of the Roman aqueduct of Hortiatis in cooperation with the students of C class who had worked also on the monument and produced a short guide for the Roman aqueduct of Hortiatis. The guide is a narration of the history of the monument by the monument itself:
THE ROMAN AQUEDUCT OF HORTIATIS
“Hello! I am an imposing aqueduct built at the entrance of Hortiatis. Unfortunately I have never met my creator but I know that it all started in the 1st century AD during the Roman era. I was a very important water bridge! My total remaining length is 223 meters and as for my height if you look up at me you will feel dizzy. My water was transported by a natural flow channel, following the route Exohi – Ano Poli. Even in times of crisis I have never stopped offering my water generously. For nineteen whole centuries until 1975, I was the main source of water for the whole city of Thessaloniki. Unfortunately, I will never forget 1430 AD when Sultan Murad II interrupted my flow in order for the inhabitants of Thessaloniki to surrender, succumbing to water scarcity. During my life I got sick several times with the risk of even collapsing. Fortunately, however, in 2012 the 9th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities and my dear friend Professor Mr.Manolis Manoledakis took care of the necessary work of preserving and promoting me. People from all over the world visit me and take pictures with me, as I am the only Roman aqueduct that survives in the region of Central Macedonia!”
The guide was posted on a digital map together with other monument guides of the area of Thessaloniki produced by students of the schools of Thessaloniki.