Australian Teachers Sing in Greek to Lift Spirits in Coronavirus Times

A Greek Australian teacher created a touching song and video where all the staff at her school sing in Greek in a bid to remind their students of the values of community and togetherness during the coronavirus pandemic.

The uplifting video is the work of Thespinis Asimina who is based in Adelaide. She is an Australian-Greek Primary and Secondary school teacher specializing in the areas of Modern Greek and Music.

The protagonists apart from Thespinis Asimina are the staff members of the South Australian public school, Prospect Primary.

The Greek teacher says that the video “is dedicated to our wonderful students at Prospect Primary School and we intend to express our school’s strong community and togetherness during this time despite social isolation.

“We have missed our students who transitioned to online learning and we want to dedicate a video to them where they can see that the school staff are in positive spirits and are very hopeful for the future of learning,” she says and adds:

“In this video, we want to shift the power from teachers to students where the staff members put themselves in the ‘learning’ position. The Greek words have been articulated in syllables so that the words match the beat in the music.”

In the choruses, Thespinis Asimina says a Greek word for one of the school values and the staff members repeat the word behind her, matching her rhythm.