Our Boarders, along with their House Parents, were involved in one of their best weekend activities!
As they were invited by the Stagona family to join them in the gathering of the olives in Statos village, they had the opportunity to be informed about the varieties of olive oil and the entire production process, followed by tasting the different kinds that Stagona produces. They also discovered the unique type of traditional olive oil produced in the Paphos region-where the olives are firstly boiled and then sundried!
After that, they headed to the olive groves, where they saw the range of olives used and were told about their importance in the flavour mix of the olive oil.
They also experienced the collection of olives alongside the three generations of the family. The grandfather, Mr Dimos, explained how difficult this process used to be without the technology and equipment we have today.
On the way back, they picked many apples, figs and pomegranates straight from the fields to take home from the Stagona family trees and were given lots of olive oil presents to relish!
This was a unique experience where our boarders enjoyed original Cypriot hospitality and tradition at its very best!
A big, heartfelt thank you to Mr. Diogenis and his family for making our students feel part of their own family and at the same time being treated as the most distinguished guests! They will be back, hopefully in February, to collect the wild asparagus!