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The “Slowing Down” Erasmus+ team of the 9th High School of Kalamaria, Thessaloniki, Greece, is organizing a Christmas Bazaar for a good cause!

     In November 2019, teachers and students of the Erasmus+ team, participants in the Erasmus+ 2018-2020 project, under the name “Slowing down –a new face of European education”, came to the decision to organize a Christmas Bazaar for a good cause. The permission from the School Direction, followed by a lot of praise, was granted. And a time race began… 

     The whole team went into labour.  What was the result? A very long bench, full with plenty of hand-made Christmas decorations and items, home-made cookies, second-hand books, CDs, DVDs and other things, at very low prices.

     Schools and institutions from the region were invited to visit this Charity Bazaar. The students of our school spent the time of their breaks trying to decide which item to buy first, counting their money, asking to keep the item they liked for the next day. The magic spirit of Christmas was everywhere during the last week before Christmas Holidays! Almost everything was sold! The amount of money collected was fairly large.

     The decision which organization or institute or association this sum of money to be given to was easy, as we had in mind the long-lived cooperation of our school with the Association of Parents and Friends of severely disabled and blind children, called “Syzoi”. A telephone call let the Board of Directors of “Syzoi” know about our wish to donate the collected sum to them. We fixed January 17th 2020 as the day of our meeting.

     That day came! The students impatiently waited to enter the beautiful building that schools boys and girls of the same age. They were anxious to experience the tour and some activities the Board of Directors of “Syzoi” had promised by telephone. The sum of two-hundred and thirty (230) Euros was handed in, so that the “Syzoi” Direction is able to correspond to some of the numerous needs of their special school.        Then, teachers and students of both schools made the tour, did the pre-fixed activities and shared deep and shaky feelings.

     Once everything was completed, it was decided that another joint action among the students of both schools would be a beautiful experience for everyone. So, all teachers and students pledged to take a joint action in future.  

     A letter of thanks was officially sent to the 9th High School of Kalamaria for this action later on.

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