An educational Programme titled “Monuments are Everywhere” was recently organized and presented as part of the Argos Orestikon Project – Excavation and the Local Community, undertaken by the University Excavation Team and MOnuMENTA. The programme is dedicated to monuments of all periods, the dangers they face and ways to protect them. A special focus is turned to monuments in the Argos Orestikon area and part of it refers to the Paravela archaeological dig, the buildings and the finds it has unearthed. Its target group is children and adolescents between the ages of ten and eighteen.
Between 1-4 April 2012, archaeologist Eirini Gratsia, member of MOnuMENTA, assisted by archaeologist Christina Athanasiou, member of the excavation team, presented the educational programme to pupils of the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade in Elementary School 1, 3, and 4 in Argos Orestikon, the Elementary School at Kostarazi and the 1st grade in Argos Orestikon High School.
Over 250 pupils, supervised by their teachers, took part in the different sessions and received the educational booklets. These include activities that can be undertaken by the students on their own, or in collaboration with their teachers, their schoolmates or family. Students were particularly drawn to ways they can employ in order to protect endangered monuments.
The Programme is realised with the support of the Orestis Municipality.