Another Campionite to be proud of: 2007 Alumnus Peter Tyrakis has had an incredible academic career up to the present researching cancer at Cambridge University. Peter recently had his PhD thesis published in Nature magazine.
What IB subjects did you take and what were your favourite ones?
Mathematics (HL), Chemistry (HL), Biology (HL), English (SL),Geography (SL), Greek (SL)
My favourite subjects were Maths, Chemistry and Biology.
What did you go on to study and where?
Medicine at the University of Cambridge.
Year 8 trip to the National Archaeological Museum
The Year 8 Archaeological Museum trip was the first educational trip of the year. The journey on the bus was a bit long but we all entertained ourselves by talking with each other, playing games, singing and more. When we reached the museum we were sorted into two groups. We were then happily greeted by our tour guides. After that we placed our bags and began our journey into ancient Greece.
In the half term break, I and four other Year 12 IB1 students visited KIADA, the mayor of Athens’ centre for homeless and destitute people near Omonia Square. Our role was to voluntarily give our time to assist in the soup line under the supervision of other adults from the centre, including two priests who represented the church's involvement at the centre. While serving the food we followed health and hygiene regulations regarding food preparation and serving. We were all given different responsibilities. For example, I was handing out pita bread. We handed out approximately 500 cooked meals of spaghetti bolognese, bread, pita bread and dessert to an endless line of community members in need. I observed that the line of people comprised a medley of locals and other nationalities, of both genders and all ages including young children escorted by their parents. Our main contact at the centre was Chryssa Giannopoulou, whom I found to be approachable and friendly yet responsible and energetic. Experiencing this important activity conjured feelings of sympathy and empathy for many of the individuals present but annoyance and frustration at our society. Overall, helping feed these people in need was “food” for my soul.
What does Campion mean to you?
Campion was where I met lifelong friends and where I uncovered all of my passions and potential. I had incredible teachers that encouraged me to work hard and nurtured my hidden talents to life. Attending an international school taught me the importance of diversity and prepared me for the world. I’m beyond grateful for my time at Campion!
What A-level subjects did you take and what were your favorite subjects?