“Nomos-Nomizo-Nomisma”: Review of the school year 2019-2020
School year 2019-2020
“Nomos-Nomizo-Nomisma”, the educational program of the Alpha Bank Numismatic Collection, which received a distinction in the “Society, Culture and Sports” category of the Corporate Responsibility 2019 Awards, continued, for yet another year, its journey to schools around Greece, inside a specially designed suitcase.
Although the school year 2019-2020 practically ended in mid-March due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a total of 2,195 students from 43 schools from all over Greece, kindergartens, primary and secondary, schools, as well as Special Schools, participated in the Educational Program.
It is worth noting that during this school year the Program’s suitcase travelled to the historical and remote island of Kasos, where it was delivered to the Primary School of Fry, which numbers 41 students. Moreover, the Program’s cooperation with the Directorate of Primary Education of the Prefecture of Imathia was completed, where nine schools of the Prefecture participated in the Program over two consecutive school years, while a new cooperation with the Directorate of Primary Education of the Prefecture of Corfu Prefecture was launched and 11 schools have already attended the Program. Three of the Program’s suitcases remain in Corfu, in order for all the island’s schools that have registered to participate in the Program to be able to do so during the next school year (2020-2021).
In response to relevant requests from the educational community, the Program was also adapted for students of Special Schools, where visually impaired children are enrolled. New educational material was designed, such as enlarged replicas of ancient coins which will facilitate understanding and achieve the students’ tactile contact with the object examined, while the publication of the same title, presenting the history of coinage, was transcribed into Braille, in collaboration with the Lighthouse for the Blind of Greece, and was sent to libraries and institutions for visually impaired persons throughout Greece.
The Program’s journey and its activities will be continued during the next school year, 2020-2021, as applications for participation have already been submitted by schools