TROY

Troy is the epic historical film made in 2004, which is about the Trojan war. The battle between the Greek army of the king of Troy, Priam, after his youngest son Paris, grabbed his beautiful wife of king Menelaus, Queen Helen, From Sparta. After that king Menelaus with the most famous king of Greece crusade against Troy, to bring the queen back. After 10 years of war, the Greeks succeeded to win the war using the gigantic wooden horse that Odysseus, king of Ithaka, told them to build and leave to Trojans as a gift of peace. Greeks were hiding inside the horse, so at night they opened the city gates allowing their army entrance and destroy the city of Troy.
This is a good film to see, it’s an adventure. I like the costumes and the music. I like Brand Pitt in the main role of Achilles. The real wooden horse was used in the film, now is on the niolin wad of the Turkish town Canakkale, which is very near to ancient Troy. It’s one of the sightseeing of the town, as the other findings of Troy.
The only thing I don’t like watching the film is that they have changed the plot of the myth. I wish the script was closer to the myth of Achille’s death.

MOBILE LEGENDS

One of my favourite mobile games which I play every day in the last two months is “Mobile Legends”. This is a very famous online game. In this game, you can play with your friends or alone. The main goal of this game is to defeat all enemies turrets if your team destroy and the last one you win. After the fight, the game gives in the players one award. You can play a lot of mods but my favourite is Ranked because if you win a lot of times you take better and better prize. The prizes are “Warrior, Elite, Master, Grandmaster, Epic, Legend, Mythic”. Another thing that I like about this game, is the store. In the store, you can buy a lot of Heroes with battle points or diamonds. Personal my favourite character called Vale is a mage of wind and I have a high win rate with him. Also, you can buy skins for your favourite Hero. This is the Mobile Legends you should download it because is a great game to spend your free time.

Online English Lessons

A few days ago because of Covid-19, all shops, schools, tutoring centres were closed. In the beginning, I was happy because I thought a break from everyday life would be good for me. Also starting online courses we would not miss the precious time of our learning. That way we would do lessons and we will be relaxed at home. But as time went by my eyes got sore. I could no longer afford online lessons, they were too tedious for me because from morning (with school) until night (with the lessons and the foreign languages) I was on the computer.
My personal opinion is the face to face courses give you the chance to communicate more and interact with other people. I think that the lesson in the classroom is more creative for me because you can do more activities with your classmates. Also, I have direct contact with my teachers and classmates which is very important to me.
I prefer the lesson in the classroom but we should adapt to this situation for this period of time because we don’t have any other option.

Angeliki

The two wolves

One day an Indian boy talked with his old grandfather.”Son” the old Indian said, “there is a battle between two wolves in your heart the first wolf is bad and represents anger, jealousy, and every other negative feeling. The other wolf is good and represents happiness, peace and every other good feeling. The boy thought for a while the grandfather’s words and asked, “Which wolf wins” and the old man answered with a calm voice “The one you feed”.This is a good story. We have to think positive and let only the good feelings leading our heart. Only in this way we could be happy.

THE DEATH OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT

Alexander the Great died in June 323 Bc. After the long trips, the battles, a life full of adventure in Asia, he felt weak and he had a fever. His people were worried about him and the doctors made their best to cure the king of his illness, but after 10 days he died in Babylon.
At the last moments of his life, he asked to see his soldiers, one by one, because he wanted to thank them for being beside him. As he was about to die he said”After my death, I want the best doctors to carry my soulless body to the grave. In that way, people will understand that even the best doctors are defeated by death. I want my treasures to cover the way to my grave because I want people to see that neither they could keep you alive. I want my bare hands to be shown to everyone, so people will see that we leave this world with empty hands, as we got born. The only treasure that has been given to us is the time we live in this world”
His death gave sadness to his soldiers and deep grief to his nearest people who loved their king.
This was the end of the “lord of the world”.

Theseus the first king of Athens

Theseus is one of the most famous heroes of Ancient Greece everyone knows his story, the trip from his birth city to Athens to meet his father, king of Athens Aegeus. Everyone knows about his labours how he killed very dangerous robbers on his way to Athens. Also, he is very known because of his journey to the island of Crete, to kill Minotaur, the monster who lived in the labyrinth, under the Cretan palace. Everyone knows about his Love Ariadne, the daughter of King Minos, who helped him to escape the labyrinth after he had killed Minotaur. And at the end of the myth, we know that he forgot to change the black sails of his ship to white. So his father believing that Theseus was dead, threw himself off a cliff into the sea, which was named after him Aegean sea. Most of us already know the story above, but actually, we know less about Theseus as the first king of Athens. After the death of King Aegeus, his son became the king of the city. Then he chose a very good place to build his town and made it a famous and strong city with big walls around it. He built a palace on the fortress of Acropolis and he made the big port of Piraeus.
As a king, he was good and fair with his people and he respected Gods. He was brave and clever, even he was a tragic person from his birth until his dishonest death by the king of Skirus island.

Hi Annie

Hi Annie,
I am so sorry to hear that you’ve got a flu. I hope you get well soon. As for the lessons, don’t worry, health is above all. Of course, I will send you an email with each homework, it is the least I can do for you. These days we don’t have lots of homework so you won’t get tired of doing it. Today we wrote a Test in Geography. It wasn’t difficult and our teacher said that you don’t have to write it. Also in Technology, we did a project about the machines.
I think that you should take the whole week off to recover because when you come to school you can get worse and stay home longer. Additionally, you need to recover to be perfectly well for the exams which are in two weeks.
I hope I was helpful.
Angeliki

The Science Fair

Dear Ms Kline,
I am looking forward to this annual Science Fair. I believe that it will be great.
In my opinion, the school library could be the ideal place for the fair because it has a lot of space to do activities. Also, we can use books for some experiments which we are going to do. I think that the gymnasium isn’t a good place to have the Science Fair because all the students will get bored.
For this special fair, we should plan a lot of great activities. We can prepare various experiments for our little guests so children can learn Science through games.
Also for the winners of the competitions, we can give them a set of physics as
a prize so that they can make their own little natural workshop at home.

Please reply soon!
Aggeliki

COVID-19:Old age

Real loneliness is not what we used to call during the quarantine. Real loneliness can’t use the internet, Facebook, Viber or Skype. Real loneliness can’t write on a piece of paper or send an SMS to go out of the house. Can’t watch a movie on Netflix to pass the time. It never takes selfies and never shares on Instagram. It doesn’t use smartphones with applications never go for a walk or shopping in a supermarket. For some people, the meaning of life is a door opening, a doorbell ringing. But now, COVID-19 made that doorbell shut out. Real loneliness has wrinkles and it’s called old age. So, think! Every time we feel bored on our sofa, watching a movie eating pizza, every time we complain about those people who feel alone.Those people who have grown others, who have given them their best they could.Those people who got forgotten and rejected much before COVID-19. But even so, they forgive. Love aged people because they carry the charge of them, show them love and kindness.

My answer to Annie

Dear Annie
I’m sorry to hear that you are sick. I hope you get better soon. I will miss you.
Of course, I can send you e-mails with each day’s homework. Whatever you need I am here for you.
Today we had two tests. A Geography and a Maths Test. We have for homework four exercises in History on pg69 and two exercises in Science on pg47. We also have to do Writing on pg104.
I think you should take the whole week off to recover from the flu.
Kisses
Alexandra A

Our summer camp

Dear Counsellor,
I am looking forward to our summer camp too. I believe that it will be great. A lot of activities make the day more lovely and enjoyable.
I think a day trip to the lake would be better because we can go swimming and we can go paddling with a kayak. I believe that summer isn’t the perfect period to climb to the top of a mountain.
Also, I agree that we could have swimming lessons in the afternoon because lots of children want to go to the beach in the summer but they can’t swim and I think this is very dangerous. So these lessons could be an opportunity for them.
For lunch, you can prepare food which children love like burgers, pasta, fried potatoes and sausages.
Hope my ideas help,
Angeliki

The broken pot

In China, an old woman every day used to carry water from a well, a long way to home. She had two pots hanging on a pole across her neck. One of the pots was perfect but the other was cracked. The perfect pot carried every day the whole portion of the water, but the cracked one was always half full at the end of her long walk. This was happening every day and at the end of the way, the perfect pot was very proud of carrying all the water home. It felt ashamed because it could do less than it had been made to do.
One day the pot spoke to the old woman and said “I am ashamed because my crack doesn’t allow me carrying full water at home. I apologise”. The old woman smiled and kindly answered that it didn’t matter, because she always knew about the defect of the pot.”Have you noticed that there are beautiful flowers on your side along the path, but hot from the other side?” she asked.
“While I knew the water is leaking of your crack, I planted some flowers on the ground. So as we keep going along the path you allow the flowers to have some water. It doesn’t matter that you arrive home half full, because you water the beautiful flowers. So you are not useless”.

MORAL=Nobody is perfect. But it is important to turn out our defeats to be good.