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Year 12 CAS students visit Happy Caravan at Thermopylae

Our CAS students make a difference once again at the Refugee camp ' Happy Caravan' Thank you to everyone who helped to bring happiness and more smiles to all the children and their families!
17 May 2022
School News
Everyone collaborated and helped paint the educational center!
Everyone collaborated and helped paint the educational center!

On Wednesday 11th, 20 CAS students accompanied by Mrs Feteri, Dr. Miniotis & Mr. Kemp visited Happy Caravan, the educational site of a refugee camp in Thermopylae and spent a whole day playing and doing a big variety of activities with the children. They brought them many toys which were collected by lots of generous families of our school.  Later on, four sections of activities were created: the arts and crafts corner, the gardening corner, the quiet educational corner, and the sports area outside.


Students shared their thoughts after this unique day.

It was incredible to see how happy they were just with us being there. We put some big smiles on their faces and we had a day full of fun and action. These types of volunteering experiences help shape us into different people. Personally, I felt it was really special since it was my first time interacting directly with refugee families and children and it was so rewarding to see the happiness that we brought to them. Even though we didn't all speak the same language we managed to communicate just as fine. •Myrto Manousopoulou

Our experience visiting the educational site of Happy Caravan was genuinely inspirational! Once we saw how happy the children were, the emotions we felt were indescribable. I will never forget the expression of excitement on the face of the first little boy who saw us once we arrived, and it made us all feel that our efforts and hard work truly did make a difference.
Agnes Chrysochoou

The visit to the Happy Caravan made me realize that happiness can be created from small essential things that we sometimes forget we have, due to our privileges. All the toys our school provided and the time we spent with the children will be something they will remember for a long time and proved the wonderful effect of giving back to those in need. I also realized that regardless of religion and ethnical background, all children desire and need the same things.
Othon Anastassiou 

Our goal was to bring toys and happiness into these kids' lives, at least for a few hours. In addition to playing with the kids we helped paint the outside of the educational center. When we first arrived I was saddened by the conditions that the children were living under. Seeing the smiles on their faces when they played with the new toys was beautiful. They were made happy with something so simple. I felt a sense of satisfaction knowing that we helped to cause this momentary happiness for these children.
Alexandra Drimioti

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