I just read your account of your visit to Greece and watched the little video. It was wonderful. It reminded me of the first time I visited Maratheas, my husband's village in Central Greece near Karpenisi, in 1990. I have since been back 5 or 6 times. Unlike D, Maratheas is a dying village, with less than ten full-time residents left. Its primary school closed long ago (and my husband had to leave it to attend secondary school in the 60s)--but it is a wonderful, friendly place. Thanks for the memories.
Nina (Maryland, USA)
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "AnnieB" <annieb.tlw@...> wrote:
> Hi all, I had an amazing experience this summer, directly due to my learning on-line (thank you tutors and mentors!) and subsequently doing a little mentoring on-line myself too.
> I skyped with a village school in rural Greece last year, and I was invited to come and visit them just before the school broke up for the summer.
> The Greek parents were very keen not to expose the children to any dangers on the internet, so they all had aliases and any photos of them on the school wiki were indistinct. I didn't know one of the children was my host's own son until I got there. They took turns to speak to me on Skype using one class computer. It worked pretty well!
> Here is an account of the visit with a little picture presentation at the end.
> I had to share it!
> Annie B