The Gymnasium of Petra, in the island of Lesvos, has approximately 110 pupils and 15 teachers, coming from six different villages in the area. The pupils are from 12 to 15 years old, with many immigrants among them. The area is fairly far from the capital of the island (57 kilometres with a difficult road), which gives a sense of isolation to the people living here, including teachers, especially in winter where there is no tourism. These three years are part of the obligatory education in Greece. The aim of the Secondary School is to provide the pupils with the basic knowledge in a lot of subjects, varying from Literature, History, Greek Language, English, French, German, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Art. It is also important to make the pupils aware of their needs, interests and abilities, in order to help them to make a choice about the type of school they will follow and their future occupation. During the past decade, there have been a lot extra activities, developed not during the official schedule, such as theatrical plays, projects about the history of the area, environmental education, future career education, activities regarding the equality of the sexes, making the pupils’ own books, geomythology, learning about volunteers. These projects, along with their presentation in the local community via meetings held in local fairgrounds and excursions with strictly educational purposes in other parts of Greece, have given new zest to the pupils as well as the teachers. The school also has a strong sport team, with a lot of participations in national athletic events such as the so-called “Mathitiada”, which is a sport event with Greek schools inside Greece and abroad. The school tries to cooperate with other schools, with participations on projects about volunteers like the entitled “I act and I care”, which made the school part of a group of fifty Greek schools with the same project. The school has been involved in the Erasmus+ projects “Every child matters – Refugees and immigrants in education” and “Refugees”. The teachers of the school try to educate themselves through attending seminars, conferences and courses held both in the island and in other parts of our country, with the aim to provide as good an education to their pupils as possible. https://www.gymnasio-petras.gr