Greek Volleyball stars inspire pupils during visit to European School

Luxembourg, January 10, 2019. Team Greece completed on Wednesday night a clean sweep of their matches in Pool G of the EuroVolley 2019 Men qualifiers. Earlier in the day, while staying in Luxembourg City, some of the players paid a visit to the European School Luxembourg II, where they spent time together with the primary school students of the Greek section.

Team captain Georgios Petreas, players Panagiotis Pelekoudas and Alexandros Raptis had an interesting chat with the pupils, together with their Team Manager and former elite Volleyball player Marios Giourdas, who played for the Greek national team for a span of 17 years and contested as many as three finals of the CEV Champions League.

The players inspired the kids by sharing insights into their sports careers and the assets they deem important in order to develop as professional athletes and as role models for the youngsters as well. They answered many questions asked by their young fans and signed autographs before meeting many of these kids again later in the evening, as the pupils came together again and cheered for Greece at d’Coque on their way towards a 3-0 victory over hosts Luxembourg.

The mission of the European Schools – there are currently 13 across Europe – is to provide a multilingual and multicultural education for nursery, primary and secondary level pupils. They are aimed primarily, but not exclusively, for children of staff of the European institutions. There are two such schools in Luxembourg City.