details of interview
Role of the Interviewed: PE teacher
Type of radicalization: ethnic discrimination
Historical period collocation: 2016
Date/Country of the Interview: 24/09/2018, Greece
Interviewer: Municipality of Evrotas
Municipality of Evrotas
Apparently, a lot of incidents had probably happened but she had never told anything to anyone, neither to her school teachers, nor to her parents. One day, it was too rainy to do outdoor sport activities so I decided to have a theoretical session with the students about sports played in ancient times. When we reached the classroom, I remembered that I had forgotten to bring the projector, so I kindly requested from the children to stay quiet in the classroom, until I come back with the projector and continue our theoretical session.
Unfortunately my fears came true. The situation kept going on, so I decided to do something about it.
I had a meeting with all the school teachers and the headmaster, where I described the incidents and I explained to them the situation and the isolation of the girl. We decided to work with the children with some classroom activities and interactive games focusing on exploring prejudices, stereotypes, racism, exclusion, equality and diversity with the aim to fight the phenomenon. Furthermore, the headmaster arranged a meeting with parents in order to provide information but also to offer advice on the topic. Unfortunately very few parents showed up and attended the meeting. In the meantime, during my lesson with this class, I formed an amateur basketball team including all the girls where I was coaching girls’ basketball. Since then and every time during my class, the girls were practicing basketball and playing mini tournaments.