On the 12th of January 2017, Campion school was greeted by a large number of students, ranging from the ages of 15-18, from The Israeli Centre For Young Leaders (ICFYL). This organisation prepares young kids to become ambassadors for their country and to show people the real beauty of Israel. The centre helps develop leadership skills, empowerment and social involvement. It also consists of two schools, the first being the “School of Leadership” which focuses on social leadership, economic leadership and entrepreneurship and the second is “The Nation School for Young Ambassadors”. The centre also believes in shaping a better society through social involvement, entrepreneurship and taking responsibility.
The ICFYL students arrived and talked to the students of IB1 for about two hours. During that period, both Amalia Korakaki and Alexander Kyriakopoulos played the piano. This was followed by a presentation given by Evangelos Politsopoulos regarding the visit of Campion IB1 students to the Restion, a home for the elderly that was originally created for Holocaust survivors. Then the students from the ICFYL showed a video about some interesting facts about Israel, such as the geography of the country, as well as on the ever-evolving technological services, of immense scope, that Israel displays on the world stage.
Throughout the rest of the event we discussed major topics that were distributed among all of the tables. We continued to inform each other, and even debate, some of these topics. Throughout these discussions we got to know each other. In doing so, the students from the ICFYL completed their goals for this trip: they gave the students of our IB1 a new understanding of the world, the numerous geopolitical issues facing not only this generation, but our own, and showed us that thanks to organisations like the ICFYL we are able to learn and adapt to the ever evolving landscape, so that we one day might be able to create a better future for ourselves.
Jason Sergis Skyloyannis
Year 5 have been practising their times tables on the TT Rockstars website. Just before Christmas, they all entered an art competition to design a new Rockstar avatar. We are pleased to announce that Ronan Nitsche has won third prize in his age group. Here is the avatar he designed.
What does Campion mean to you?
I spent nine full years at Campion (1977-1986), from the Junior School through A-levels, and I can't overstate the influence these years had on me.
On Thursday, 15th of December the CampionKnights’ (Campion volunteers in Years 7-11) Christmas project came to a successful end. More than 50% of the pupils in Years 7 to year 11 worked voluntarily and tried their best to raise money to support SOS Villages Athens. This institution helps families care for their children and, when children can no longer live with their own families, they provide quality alternative care (http://www.sos-villages.gr/en).