The students of Special Professional Education and Training of Santorini visited the “D. Nomikos Tomato Industrial Museum”, as part of an educational visit, with the aim of getting to know an important part of the local history of their island.
The children and teachers were guided through the historical area of the museum, came into contact with the production machinery and tools, and got to know the protagonist of the museum, the Santorini tomato. The students traveled back in time, exploring old objects and photographs, and learned through the guided tour and video screening an important part of the social and economic history of their country.
The tour of the industrial museum was complemented by experiential activities in its interior and exterior spaces. The children participated in the production process of the traditional pelt, following the steps coordinated by the tour guide. The little cooks took tomatoes, pureed them and made their sauce. The students’ experiential experience was completed by designing their own label and sealing their can in the factory’s special sealing machine.
The educational visit to the “Industrial Tomato Museum” ended with the exchange of gifts and greeting cards between the students and the museum staff. We sincerely thank the staff of the D. Nomikou museum for the hospitality and for the unforgettable creative moments they gave to the children of our school through exploration, play and artistic expression.
article from the teachers of Special Proffesional Educationa and Training of Santorini.