On Sunday 10th June, the end-of-year celebration of the Elementary Special School of Sarpi (Kallithea) in Lemnos took place. Over 150 guests attended the celebration which was organized by the School’s faculty with help from pupils and volunteers.
The celebration was held in the school’s yard around the theme of farming and food production. A number of exciting and interesting games were organised like a treasure hunt centered on the process of bread making from seed to table as well as simulation corners for basic farming activities, such as planting, seeding and milking farm animals. The celebration was facilitated by local volunteers and various organisations and unions of the island, such as the Athletic and Cultural Clubs of the villages Atsiki and Repanidi and the Municipality of Lemnos.
In the framework of the Terra Lemnia project, MedINA’s local team – the agronomist, Danae Sfakianou and the communications and educational officer, Kostas Zafeiriou – organised a planting activity for the pupils. After presenting the main activities of the Terra Lemnia project and responding to questions, the team gave away small pots of freshly planted tomato, bean and pepper plants and showed pupils and guests how to take care of them. The material left over from the activity like soil, pots and plants were donated to the school, for use on their small school vegetable garden.
Overall, the end-of-year celebration was a positive experience for everyone involved, proving once again the value of education on sustainable farming practices and food production. The Terra Lemnia team is proud to have contributed to the celebration and would like to extend a big thank you to the School faculty and pupils for their warm welcome.