4th High School of Alimos
4th GENERAL LYKEION OF ALIMOS–MAKRYGIANNEIO is a State Secondary School situated at Alimos, a suburb of Athens South, near the sea, Saronic bay, giving to the Aegean Sea. It counts 370 students (age 15-18) and 40 teachers and according to Greek standards it is meant to be a big secondary school. Alimos is a strongly populated urban region which counts about 100.000 residents and is considered to be one of the prettier suburbs of Athens. We offer strictly pre-university education and the respectively subjects conclude law studies, classical studies, medicine, economics, informatics, polytechnics, engineering, mathematics, social and political studies as well as foreign languages.
The school’s motivation to suggest a School Mediation project has been the Financial and Refugee crisis in Greece which has created enormous changes in Greek social status and emotional instability and has had a profound efffect on Greek society, Greek family, Greek life, and Greek school life. As a result, a crisis of all kinds of relationships has shown up. Schools must deal with conflicts between students, between teachers, between teachers and students, between parents, the whole situation ultimately concerning the entire local society and more. In this context, and with determined to cope positively with the whole situation and to improve things in school at least, the Principal and school’s staff have decided to choose another path : the one of school mediation. A significant number of teachers started being trained in school mediation and conflict management-resolution under the authority and the guidance of specialized authorities of the Greek Ministry of Education. In this context and under the supervision of experts, trainers-advisers, a team of twenty students and seven teachers has been established who have been trained to handle tricky situations in school life.