Students from Melbourne’s Greek community enjoy Easter workshops

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On Tuesday, April 11 and Wednesday, April 12, students from the Greek Community of Melbourne’s Language and Culture schools took part in Easter workshops.

Kindergarten teachers, Vicky Petala and Christina Soumi, organised and participated in the workshops.

Reading Easter stories

Those who participated in the workshops had the opportunity to listen to Easter stories, discuss Easter customs, make related handicrafts and prepare traditional delicacies.

The children’s participation exceeded all expectations, as this workshop gave them the opportunity to experience some of the most characteristic Greek Easter customs.

Easter workshop
Students of Greek Language and Culture Schools

“It was two hours full of Greek language and tradition,” Olga, the mother of one of the students who participated in the program, said.

The Director of the Greek Language and Culture Schools of the GCM, Maria Bakalidou, said: “Easter is the biggest holiday of Greeks all over the world and at the GCM Language and Culture schools we believe that such experiential activities are the best way for children to get to know the importance and beauty of the innumerable Greek customs associated with it. It is our small touch in the collective effort to pass on traditions to the younger generations.”

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