• Objective:

    Students will learn, share and show the Greek students four rural Basque sports.


    They will create tutorials explaining the rules and materials needed to play these sports and will share them with the Greek students.

    The day of the exchange there will be a competition



    Students have decided in the English class which sports they will work and they chose tug of war, "sokatira", cob gathering" lokotx biltzea",  weight carrying "txingak eramatea" and sack carrying " saku lasterketa". Their choice was because they are very popular and they can be seen in any local festivity. Besides, the materials which are needed to practise them are at hand. They are easy to understand  and  perform by the Greek studensts. To finish, they are fun to be able to compete both schools.

    In the P.E class, the teacher also tells them the type of materials needed and the instructions how to perform them step by step.

    After the sports have been explained by PE teacher. In the english class, students create tutorials related to both sports. Each group works one sport.



    Students prepare the script for their tutorials, including the materials and the rules.

    They also summarise the origin of the sport in a short sentence. They will teach our Greek partners how to play them so that they can learn to play them, because when they visit us in May next year, we will organise a competition to see who will win.

    We have chosen two samples of each sport.


    Tug of war


    Weight carrying 


    Corn cob gathering 

    In the International Basque Day, students of 3DBH have taken part and competed Here a video  and pictures of the competition .

    Cob corn gathering


    Tug of war



    Weight carrying 



    It has been a very exciting activity in which all the students of 3rd DBH have participated and we are very proud to share it with you and our students are looking forward to compete with yours.


    Assesment of the task 



    P5 Greek asessment 6.docx

    P5 GREEK SPORT Asessment key.docx



    Once Elexalde  students have learnt all the rules related to the Greek game "mila" presented by the Greek students  and have seen the videos about it , they have played it in the Physical education class.



    3rd Junior High School, Katerini

    Title of the activity: Traditional Greek sports (P7)

    Objective: The objective of this activity is to discover the most popular Greek traditional sports and then demonstrate them to our Basque partners.

           November was the month of sports, so we thought it would be a good idea to devote it to Ancient Greece and the Olympic Games, as this is our heritage in the athletic field. We had the students trained in three sports which belong to the past and the present, the Marathon, the shot put and the javelin throwing preserving thus the bond between Ancient and Modern Greece.

           As Olympus, the mountain of the gods, was their home, we organised the Marathon exactly as it occurred in ancient times. The students recited the oath, ran 2km and at the end the winners were crowned with an olive wreath. Chilly weather wasn't an impediment as the spirit of our ancestors warmed our hearts. After that, we moved to the stadiun of our town to perform some shots in the other two sports.

    Here you can see the Greek team riciting the Olympic Anthem at the foot of Mt. Olympus. 


    You can learn more about the Shot Put by watching the video below.

               As for the games, we chose to play two traditional games, "tzami" and "mila".  Do you want to learn how to play them? You can follow the dots in the interactive pictures below and learn about the rules of each game, the materials needed and also watch a video of the Greek team demonstrating how each game is played. 

    The whole activity ended with the recording of the Olympic Anthem by the school choir.

    The benefits a lot: Revival of the Olympic Spirit, participation, collaboration, the feeling of belonging to a group, the pleasure of the game, laughs and satisfaction.


  • Aimar Merchan has prepared us a video and has written about the rural Basque sport stone-lifting

    Inaxio Perurena in Galdakao

    On Sunday December 25th, Iñaki Perurena a famous Basque rural sport stone-lifter has visited Galdakao. And as our project is about the Basque heritage and there is a part related to Basque sports, I have gone to see him and then I will show you this Basque sport.

    What a better place that Mount Olympus for the Olympic Anthem which inspired the Games

    There are some traditions that have lasted through the Olympics games first began back in 1896. The Olympic anthem is one of them.
    So, let´s enjoy with Greek students reciting it.

    Video of Inaxio Perurena lifting a stone of 200-250 kg

    I would like to give a brief presentation about Inaxio Perurena, so that you understand his importance in this Basque rural sport.
    Inaxio Perurena is a Basque sportman who is especialist in stone-lifting, a Basque rural sport modality. His greatest achivement until the moment has been lifting a stone of 308 kg where he lives in Leiza (Navarre).
    In Galdakao, he lifted a stone of 200-250 kg.
    It was very exciting to see him lifting that and the minutes before doing it.
    I hope you will enjoy the video I have prepared. It has been awesome!!!

  • Would you be able to name two traditional Greek games and four Basque rural sports?
    a) No, really. tzemi, mize, txinguk, sokatira, kokotx and txingak
    0 votes (0%)
    b) tzami, mila, txingak, sokatira, kokots, saku eramatea
    0 votes (0%)
    c) tzami, mila, txingak, sokatira, lokotx biltzea, saku eramatea
    4 votes (80.00%)
    d) tzami, txingak, sokatira, lokotx biltzea, mila, saku eramatea
    1 vote (20.00%)