Located in Thessaloniki, 6th Primary School of Eleftherio-Kordelio is an intercultural school which consists of roughly 290 students of multicultural backgrounds with a string willingness for making the world a better place.
However, willingness is not enough. Willingness needs to be channelled, directed towards an unique common goal. While using some of the techniques to spark the discussion on what they really wanted to do, students and teachers at Kordelio starting sharing their stories; and while doing so, they realised sharing stories made them feel better, less lonely and more connected. An idea took form, a method for respond to the loneliness and isolation we all sometimes felt, especially those who are facing difficulties in their daily life: sharing stories.
Those stories are sometime real, sometimes fictional, but they all have something in common: the emotions they convey are real. They capture our anxieties, dreams, and expectations; and everything else that worries or awes us. By being shared, they help alleviate our suffering and connect us with others, creating a much needed connection and sense of belonging.
So off they went, all 48 students of D1 and E2 classes, their teachers Mrs Artemis Kefalidou and Mrs Kiki Zervou, and NEMESIS partners Alex and STIMMULI. Off they went to create stories and devise forms and places to share them. Actually, children will create a digital libraries for theses stories, so everybody can read them.
However, the real challenge will be to create and craft a physical space for these stories to be shared. For starters, they are working towards playground benches, thematic benches that will be the reference point for all those who need to temporarily escape their reality and experience the feelings of joy, companionship, friendship, solidarity expressed by stories. Students also envision and similar place to be located in nursing homes, orphanages, children’s hospitals, etc.
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Number of students
48 primary students
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