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Children's Painting Competition - Corfu

"200 years later... children paint the Greek Revolution"

As part of the anniversary events for the 200 years from the beginning of the Greek Revolution, the Banknote Museum of the Ionian Bank in Corfu joined forces with the Directorate of Primary Education of the Prefecture of Corfu and organized, for the first time, a painting competition for the children of Corfu. The competition was addressed to all primary school students in Corfu, aged 6 to 12, who were called to produce a painting related to the Greek Revolution. The competition was approved by the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs.

Overall, 243 students from 9 Primary Schools of Corfu participated in the Competition. The children, under the instructions of their teachers and following relevant lessons and discussions, were inspired by the Greek Revolution and created works with color, imagination and a lot of originality, sending their own optimistic message.

The works were evaluated by a committee which consisted of:
- Irene Orati, Art Historian, Curator of the Alpha Bank Art Collection - Dimitra Tsangari, Numismatist, Curator of the Alpha Bank Numismatic Collection
- Xara Marandidou, Architect - Artist

The winner of the Competition is Alexandros Nikas, a 4th grade student from the Primary School of the Old Town of Corfu, who worked together with his teacher Natalia – Aikaterini Kerkyra.  
                         
The winner’s work will adorn the poster of the educational event for the Greek Revolution, which will be designed in digital format. 

The Primary School of the Old Town of Corfu received, as a donation, the suitcase of the Alpha Bank Numismatic Collection, containing the educational program "Nomos-Nomizo-Nomisma" about the history of coins. The delivery took place on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, by Mr. Konstantinos Christopoulos, Responsible for the Educational Programs of the Banknote Museum.

Highlight from the delivery of the suitcase
Left to right: Mrs. Aikaterini Georgopali, 4th Grade Teacher at the Primary School of the Old Town of Corfu, Mrs. Sotiria Georgota, Responsible for Primary Education School Activities at the Prefecture of Corfu, Mr. Georgios Pouliassis, Director of the Primary School of the Old Town of Corfu, Mrs. Natalia – Aikaterini Kerkyra, Art Teacher at the Primary School of the Old Town of Corfu and Mr. Konstantinos Christopoulos, Responsible for the Educational Programs of the Banknote Museum of the Ionian Bank in Corfu.

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