Partner 3. 1o. Dimotiko Sxoleio Alexandrias / 1st Primary School of Alexandria, Greece
The 1st Primary School of Alexandria is a public school in a provincial town of Northern Greece. It was founded in 1956. The stone building’s traditional architecture, as well as its courtyard area of six acres make it a jewel of the city. The school is located next to the legendary Mount Olympus and the ancient city of Vergina, the homeland of Alexander the Great, where you can visit the Royal Tomb of King Philip of Macedonia, Father of Alexander the Great. Our 180 students are children of rural families, who come from a variety of religious and geographical backgrounds. Additionally, over the last few years refugee students have been added to the student body.
The 1st primary school of Alexandria currently participates in four Erasmus+ projects and has also participated in the European Project H2020: “Open Schools for Open Societies – OSOS”. The main axes of the European projects we are working on in our school are inclusive learning, improving mental resilience, digital literacy, learning through art and developing environmental awareness. Our goal and vision is the transformation of our school into a modern and open learning space, in the hope that it will be possible to implement innovations that will transform the culture of our students, teachers but also society as a whole.
In EcoPodcasts, the 1st primary school of Alexandria conducts pilot testing activities of the EcoPodcasts programme (curriculum, training programme, online platform and application) in Greece and it also develops various educational resources for the EcoPodcasts Resource Hub. Additionally, the school will be responsible for creating students’ podcasts.
"1st School of Alexandria" Team:
Κyriaki Mousafiri is the school’s legal representative and head of the school with 26 years of experience. She holds a master’s degree from a study programme entitled ‘Management and Organization of Training Units’, during which she attended courses on strategic planning and implementation of European programs. She is also a member of the pedagogical project team and coordinator of the six European programs of the school. Her professional priorities are to organize and implement innovation, to create a good school climate and to foster the European dimension in education.She has experience in Erasmus projects, especially related to the environment and climate change.
In this project she is the school team coordinator and quality assurance officer. She is also involved in research and is responsible for the overall management of the dissemination of the EcoPodCasts project.
Olympia Gianneka is an English teacher of the school who has participated in a Comenius program and Erasmus+ programs and has been an active pedagogical partner in all projects. She is a UK qualified teacher of English and has also been the head teacher of the Greek School of Sheffield, UK. She has been trained in Computer Assisted Language Learning and also has certificates in Special Needs Education and Learning technologies in EAP. So far she has participated in three Erasmus programs, related to the environment and climate change, and is thus a key member of the team.
In this team she represents the school in online meetings and works on research and dissemination of The EcoPodcasts project.
Ioanna Papageorgiou is a teacher at the 1st Primary School of Alexandria. She was born and raised in Veria. She is a graduate of the Pedagogical Department of Primary Education of Thessaloniki and a graduate of the School of Nursing. She has participated in many seminars on environmental topics and since 2021 she is a member of the pedagogical team and the team producing results of our school in two Erasmus plus projects. She has designed and implemented with her students many activist actions both at school level and at a wider social level.
In EcoPodcasts Ionna is working on disseminating the results and creating the podcast with her students.