SANTA ERASMUS+ HAS ARRIVED AT OUR SCHOOL





December 2018

Santa Erasmus+ has arrived at our school and we are so excited about it. Our Greek partners have sent us some Christmas cards written and designed by them. It has been very thrilling to receive them. We have also created some Christmas cards and shared with them.
It has meant a lovely way to strengthen ties and  know both contries´Christmas traditions.






                           

 " DISCOVER AND SHARE YOUR IDENTITY MARK" wishes you MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

TUG OF WAR PRACTISED IN ANCIENT GREECE ANOTHER BASQUE SPORT IN COMMON WITH ANCIENT GREEK



   NOVEMBER 2018

 Do you know that tug of war was practiced as a competition and as a physical exercise in order to train for another sports?

Tug of the world is a sport that directly pits two teams against each other a test of strength.
In ancient Greece the sport was called helkustinda (Greek: ἑλκυστίνδα), efelkustinda (ἐφελκυστίνδα) and dielkustinda (διελκυστίνδα), which derives from dielkō (διέλκω), meaning amongst others "I pull through", all deriving from the verb helkō (ἕλκω), "I draw, I pull.
Tug of war games in ancient Greece were among the most popular games used for strength and would help build strength needed for battle .





EUSKO PILOTA AND ANCIENT PILOTA GAME SOMETHING WE SHARE


                 NOVEMBER 2018
Basque pelota (pilota in the original Basque language) is the name for a variety of court sports played with a ball using one's hand, a racket, a wooden bat or a basket, against a wall or, more traditionally, with two teams face to face separated by a line on the ground or a net.
And do you know what I have found!!!
The roots of this type of games can be traced to the Greek.
So we've got something in common.
The history of the pilota game in Greek shows us that there are many indications that it was practiced in the ancient Greek and Alexander the Great was a good pilota player.

Ekaitz
Student from 2nd Bachiller  Elexalde school.

I will show you a video of me practicing this Basque sport. It is the Bizkaia final
Do  you remember you had  a snack on Instagram?  Now the complete video,  so that you can  enjoy it !!!




ELEXALDE STUDENTS SHARE SOME RURAL BASQUE SPORTS WITH GREEK STUDENTS

 


NOVEMBER 2018

Elexalde students have shared some rural Basque sports  with the Greek students .The sports they have chosen are tag of the war “sokatira", cob gathering “lokotx biltzea, “weight carrying" txingak eramatea” and sack races "saku lasterketa". Their choice was taken because they are very popular and they can be seen in any local festivity. Besides, the materials which are needed to practice them are at hand. They are easy to understand and perform by the Greek students .To finish, they are fun to be able to compete both schools.



They have prepared some tutorials about them . Enjoy them and practice them!!

weight carrying



tug of war


cob gathering



sack races

In the International Day of the  Basque Language, students of 3 DBH  have taken part and competed in those sports, so that the Katerini students can learn about them and be able to compete with Elexalde school students when they visit us.

Here a video of the competition edited by the students of second bachiller.