The Services provided by the GPA

  • To organise and co-ordinate the running of our schools throughout London where the Greek language, culture and religion are taught. The schools are attended by some 900 children, representing 80 classes per week, with 90 teachers and many volunteers. The schools run classes that range from nursery right through to A-level standard.
  • To continue our programme for providing special tuition to children under 5 years of age, and to those children who have special difficulties or who do not speak any Greek at home.
  • To run and maintain our Youth Clubs, and to continue to organise healthy activities for our young people in order keep them away from crime, by involving them in group activities, such as traditional dancing classes, music and drama, educational games and sports activities. These activities are invaluable in fostering a community spirit amongst our children, which helps to build a sense of belonging and inclusion.
  • To continue to organise a GPA youth choir, dance and theatre groups
  • English language classes on a weekly basis for adults who have relatively poor English and as a result lack the confidence to socialise, seek employment opportunities and develop their full potential.
  • Greek language classes for adults, who are 2nd or 3rd generation and hence did not receive full time education in the Greek language.
  • To continue to organise Tea and Coffee evening’s, specifically for mothers’ groups and senior citizens. These meetings are very popular and provide the opportunity to meet new people and make friends and help to maintain cultural traditions.
  • To organise special events for children i.e. "Exhibition of Work done at schools"; visits to museums and other places of interest; outings.
  • To organise events to celebrate important festivals, e.g. Christmas Celebrations, Vasilopitta, Easter Celebrations, Cypriot cultural festivals etc.
  • To organise seminars for the teachers to provide updates on curriculum, new methods, books etc.
  • To continue take part in London Greek Radio (LGR) Marathon, by organising events at schools and at our centre to raise money for children in need.
  • To continue to offer traditional dancing for adults.
  • To continue to offer keep fit classes.

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