“We’ve had a great day together. We started with a panagiri at a local church, where all the Mount students joined in the traditional dancing. This was not our greatest talent, it’s fair to say, but we were made very welcome.
Sadly, rain stopped play but, hey, it was warm rain and Thessaloniki needs it! We headed off for a bus tour of the city and, after the rain cleared and the sun began to shine through, we had more great food at a street festival before heading back to campus. The US Farm School students shared very movingly and honestly their experiences of taking LifeBags into the refugee camps. Students then planned together how they could help support hope and motivation among refugee girls their own age and made plans for LearnBag. The last palettes of LifeBags arrived just before us, and it was good to be on hand to sort them ready for their final journey to the children who need them. It has been a fantastic time of getting to know each other, seeing the local area and planning more PeaceJam project work.” – Helen Snelson, reporting from Thessaloniki, Sunday 30 April