With a series of activities that lasted several days, the unaccompanied children of METAdrasi’s Transit Accommodation Facility in Samos, celebrated World Bee Day.
Through an educational video, they watched the life of the bee and learned about the importance of the insect in maintaining the food chain. They were particularly impressed by the bee’s way of life, her large family, but also her “dance” through which she shows the other bees where there is food for them to fly to. Following that, they learned about the procedures that beekeepers follow in order to collect and produce honey.
The children showed special interest and admiration for the yellow and black insect and began to feel respect and appreciation for its contribution to humans, but also to nature; until now, all they knew was that it makes the honey that they eat with pleasure and that it hurts when it stings.
At the end of the activities, the children made their own queen bees with recyclable materials, which they “decorated on their heads to remind us that they are also queens. The queens of our home!
METAdrasi’s Transit Accommodation Facility in Samos is funded since June 2020 by EEA Grants in the framework of the Asylum and Migration programme.