Athens College High School Invited to Participate in Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation (PIOP) Event

Athens College High School will take part in a professional meeting organized by Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation (PIOP) to discuss the tradition of using refugee workers in the textile industry.  The event will take place on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at 19:00, in the atrium of the Foundation’s premises in Tavros and will prologue the premiere of the show “Odos19, arithmos 15” (“19th Street, number 15).

Eleventh grader Myrto Papadopoulou will represent our School by introducing a video titled, “Aspects of Juvenile Workers in Greece during the first half of the 20th century: The case of young female workers in the Moutalaski Textile Factory.” The video was prepared and presented as part of Athens College High School’s participation in PIOP’s Student Conference titled “Greece in the 20th Century” (March 2019).  The team of 10th grade students (acad. year 2018-2019) who, under the guidance of philologist L. Zisi, collaborated in the preparation of the video included the following section A8 students:  Myrto Papadopoulou, Aikaterini-Evaggelia Refene, Georgia Rousta, Myrto Siarkou, Dionysios Spinellis, Filippos Stavrianos and Andreas Stratigpoulos.

Our School’s presence at the September 11, 2019 event is further to an official invitation extended by the Head of PIOP’s Historical Archive, Ms. E. Beneki.  It is noteworthy that ours is the only school among those that took part in the March Conference that was asked to give a presentation at the September 11th event.