Campion School’s annual Francophonie took place on the 23rd of February. It was a wonderful performance, showcasing the students’ developing accents and knowledge of the language.
On February 10th 2017 several students from Year 12 and Campion teachers headed to the Athens Mall for the 2017 Trade Fairs for the Junior Achievement Awards. Junior Achievement is a non-profit organisation that helps children build skills in entrepreneurship. The students created their own business called Seekers©. They made jewellery that uses nano-technology such as a GPS tracking device to prevent people from getting lost. The students had a very eventful day and many people showed interest in our idea. Many visitors thought it was an innovative and purposeful idea and that society would benefit from our product. The students' mission was to create safety and security for individuals. We really enjoyed interacting with people and sharing our idea. We enjoyed the day and thought that the event was exciting.
Thessaloniki’s beautiful Anatolia College campus beckoned this year for the small band of enthusiastic and mostly novice participants for Forensics, the annual Panhellenic speech and drama competition. Competition was even fiercer this year with 21 schools taking part from all round Greece. Our debate team of Marios Tsoukis (Y12), Emmanuel Psaromatis (Y12) and Anastasios Priois-Doukas (Y13) took on the challenge of five rounds of debate, against teams fielding Greek World School debaters. Campion also had participants in all the ‘sweepstake’ events of duet acting, oral interpretation, group discussion, impromptu and oratory in which we received two Honourable Mentions for Yiannis Katsikis (Y8) and Natalie Tzerani (Y9) in group discussion. The 15-strong Campion Forensics team from across nearly all the year groups would agree that Forensics is a unique learning experience, and the personal skills they have developed taking part this event cannot be easily replicated by many other school activities.
On Saturday 11th March a Year 6 team participated in the Panhellenic Robotics Competition for Junior School pupils, organised by WRO Hellas. This year the theme was "modes of transport". The pupils had to design and build their own model using Scratch programming language to operate their cable car. Although the team did not make it to the finals it was an amazing experience!