Andreas Charalambous interview in KidsPost for Kids Euro Festival 2011!
Andreas Charalambous, our 11-year old performer, who accompanied his father, Charalambos, to take part in this year's Kids Euro Festival was interviewed by KidsPost journalist Margaret Pressler for her piece "Just for little kids? No way!" which appeared in the October 14 publication of the Washington Post.
In his interview, Andreas talks about life in Cyprus, his typical school day, his family life, what he likes doing for fun and squirrels! The full interview goes like this:
Antreas Charalambous, 11
Where he lives: Cyprus (a large island in the Mediterranean Sea) School day: 7:45 a.m. to 1:05 p.m., with three short breaks for recess. In addition to regular school subjects, all kids take cooking class!
Typical meal: Lunch is the main meal of the day, eaten with the family right after school. It might include vegetables, lentils, beans, chicken, potatoes and grilled fish. Dinner is smaller: a simple pasta, for example.
Afternoon activities: English class, basketball and swimming lessons. Homework for 30 minutes.
For fun: Computer games with his sister, 5; playing outside with friends. “We play football [soccer], and we ride bikes,” Antreas said. “Also we go fishing.”
← Special talent: Performs traditional shadow puppet shows with his father (highlighted at left). They will appear at the Kids Euro Festival for a second time.
What he remembers most about Washington: All the squirrels. “In Cyprus we only have a lot of stray cats,” he said.
What he wants to be: An archaeologist.