The weekly communication through skype with the Fourth Grade pupils of the 2nd Primary School of Pigadia in Karpathos, within the Seabird LIFE Project, resulted in children’s love of rare birds and animals of Karpathos, especially of its seabirds, and in the creation of a play about them.
The teacher Kalliopi Ioannidou and her pupils, created an admirable play (the script was written in rhymes by the children), which could stand as a play on an actual stage. The (endemic) bluebell of Karpathos, ringed Audouin’s Gulls and Mediterranean Shags, chicks of Yelkouan Seawater and Cory’s Seawater, Yellow-legged Gulls, the Salamander of Karpathos, Eleonora’s Falcons (tagged with satellite transmitters!), the Karpathos Frog, the Mediterranean Monk Seal, the Loggerhead Sea Turtle, the Bonelli’s Eagle, the Long-legged Buzzard and Chukar Partridge: they all appeared on stage proving that the treasure of Karpathos Island is its nature and its children!
May Iintroduce myself
What if we are not many left
My leg is ringed
When they spot me on the islands
(Part of the play)