Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Learning English!

The group of seniors of of Sant'Angelo in Vado (PU) continue learning English.
On 2nd and 16th April 2014 we met them to continue with our English language learning path.
The seniors carried out different exercises and dialogues on how to deal with hotels and reservations in a foreign country and how to describe a family and the different relationships existing. It has been considered a great experience upto now and the group is becoming more and more enthusiastic also about the visit of the volunteers here in Italy.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Visit to Lake Koumoundourou by Seniors

Visit to lake Koumoundourou
Click here to watch a video from the visit

«DROP OFF PERSEPHONE» (Koumoundourou Lake)
An article by Despoina Moisidou (Teacher of ICT- member of OIKOPOLIS Association)
and translated  by Theodoris Orinos ( member of Savic)

Lake's name and its meaning
Today’s name is Koumoundourou Lake. This name is coming from the family name of Alexander Koumoundouros, ten times Prime Minister in the second half of the 19th century.
This lake is one of  two lakes of the area(the second one was dried in the 1950 decade), formed artificially in ancient times, when the ancient “Iera Odos” blocked the water flow from the nearby existing springs seawards. “Iera Odos” means Holy Road, and it was the ancient road from Athena to Eleusis, from which the Eleusinian cortege was passing through (parts of this ancient road have been brought to light, after the excavation works for the METRO railroad construction). The two artificial lakes were called, at that time, Reiton Lakes, and they were gathering water from the adjacent group of ancient fountains, in the west edge of Aegaleo mountain.