"We did our duty, at the right time" he stressed in Athens 9.84 and George Apostolidis, Grigoris Letsios, Principal of the Primary School in Damasi, Tyrnavos, who managed, with the help of the teachers, to lead the 63 students out of the building, which was overwhelmed by the great earthquake.
«The school teachers and I acted on the emergency plan to get out safely, without a single scratch.
"In the ten years that I have been director, there have been regular exercises to deal with earthquakes, as provided for in the relevant circulars of the Ministry of Education, which we implement to the letter." said Mr. Letsios
And he pointed out that "The children were educated, the teachers knew what they had to do and that was what saved us. But also the fact that we kept our composure. "
As Mr. Letsios explained "These exercises are not done for formal reasons. I always tell students and teachers that they can save us, as it happened. "
As for the school, as the teacher emphasized "For the time being, it will be housed in a space provided by GEETHA, in the" SCHINA "camp in Tyrnavos, at a distance of 12 km from Tyrnavos.
It is a state-of-the-art building that meets all standards and has been closed for years. Due to the movement that will be needed to get there, children will find an opportunity to escape from the difficult images and the heavy climate of the area.
"However, our old school will be demolished within a week and I do not know if it is still standing after yesterday's strong earthquake."