Stories of Greek Lakonian migrants to South Australia as told to Ascot Park Primary School children
Researched by students of
Ascot Park School
STORIES OF GREEK LAKONIAN MIGRANTS
By Rachel Moore (Year 5)
interview and find out more about Greek migrants living in Australia, Ascot
Park kids journeyed to the Plympton Park Lakonian Family Centre on Tuesday 21
Lakonian Family Centre is a local Greek club with close connections to Ascot
Park School. Every year they sponsor “Souvlaki Day” to celebrate Greek
National Day on 25 March. They also sponsor the academic achievement awards
for students graduating from Ascot Park.
the children arrived, one of their teachers, Mr Dimitri Katsambis,
introduced them to the Lakonian club members waiting there. To show them their
skills and interest in Greek culture, the children danced the Zorba and sang
the Greek alphabet song. The Lakonian members were delighted by the display of
that the children got into groups of three and went to meet their interviewee
and set off to a quiet place to get on with the interviews.
questions that were asked were:
was life like back in Lakonia?
did you decide to come to Australia?
have been your successes in Australia?
Neeves, one of the interviewing children
said, “It was very interesting because I found out more on Greek Lakonian
culture and people”.
after, the children went back to their places. They then updated their notes
and wrote an intro to tell the kids what they found out about the migrant they
on, the Lakonians generously provided them lunch that included souvlaki with
bread and biscuits. Before that
they were given chocolate treats.
Watson, another of the students, thought it was very interesting finding out
information on Greek Lakonian migrants.
children found out a lot of information on Lakonian migrants and enjoyed
So they left with smiles on their faces and lots of information to write the incredible stories about the lives of Greek Lakonians in South Australia.
READ THEIR STORIES