di F. Ambrosino, G. Alaimo, A. Migliore, F. Vethusan, G. La Rosa
From 14th May to 20th May 2017, we (five students selected among 22 schoolmates in the Erasmus+ Italian team) have been in Petra, on the Greek island of Lesvos, to take part of the second meeting of the international Erasmus+ project (“Every Child Matters – Refugees And Immigrants In Education“). During the week, we had the opportunity to meet a lot of important people, such as Mr. Antonis Kelaiditis, President of the Town Council, and Ms. Georgia Kokkinogeni, the headmistress of Petra’s Junior High School, teacher of Ancient/Modern Greek and History. Also, we’ve been able to improve our English by having conversations and socializing with boys and girls from the other three countries (Portugal, England, Turkey) and we’ve been working in groups to write and illustrate our own original stories about immigration, a phenomenon which is sadly becoming really common in many European countries. At school, in the afternoon, we presented the products we prepared for the trip when we were in Italy and mostly in the morning we visited a lot of interesting and cultural places near Petra (A castle in Molivos, a small town but still one of the most important and popular commercial zones on the whole island; A ruined Greek temple and a church). Also, a specialized instructor taught us four traditional local dances and on Thursday night, when we had the farewell dinner, we used the recently gained experience to dance with a group of experts! It was really enjoyable and funny and it was great to learn interesting things about this country, its uses and costumes, but on the last day, it was hard for all of us to leave and say goodbye to our new friends, because this trip let us meet teenagers just like us from all over the world, and we’re sure everybody would have taken our places if they had the chance to.
La visita al rifugio antiaereo di Palermo delle III E/F.
La presentazione della nostra regione ai partners europei del progetto.
di Ferdinando Ambrosino (III D) e Amedeo Migliore (III B)
October 1st 2016 was the day we students from two different classrooms and our teachers travelled to Mazara del Vallo to compete in an international annual event, the Meet Film Festival, representing our school with a short movie about the immigration phenomenon, where we used voices, images and videos to show our solidarity and the way it interests us. We were in the ‘Sicily Category’ but there were stunning and professional animations and clips that really let us breathless. We watched other participants’ movies and we attended the prizegiving. We didn’t win a prize but we returned home feeling proud of ourselves for living this unforgettable experience and for having the opportunity to meet important directors and special guests. All of us, including the ones who didn’t go to the festival, are now happy to be one of the contest’s finalist and to be in a famous short.
Tutti insieme ci rechiamo a Mazara Del Vallo per la cerimonia di premiazione e chiusura del Festival
GLI ALUNNI A.MIGLIORE , G.ALAIMO, V.FELIX II B
E F.AMBROSINI, A.VITALE II D (scuola secondaria I grado)
This year we learnt how to become young citizens.
We studied about our rights and about liberty. We learnt that when there is respect and solidarity we can live together: at school, in our towns and in our countries. For this reason we faced an important topic such as the CHILD LABOUR during the Industrial Revolution. We learnt that children worked between 12 and 14 hours a day and even during THE VICTORIAN AGE (1837-1901) poor children worked in factories. We also faced one of the great English writers CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870) who created many famous characters such as Oliver Twist and David Copperfield.
We learnt that every child has the right to go to school but in some countries in the world children are used as soldiers because they are easier to control than adults.
We also spoke about MALALA YOUSAFZAI who could not accept that girls had not the right to go to school. We faced an important topic such as DISCRIMINATION. People can be discriminated against for their religion, the colour of their skin or because they come from different countries. For this last topic we have created a movie called “EUROPE THE NEW LAND OF OPPORTUNITIES” in which we speak about refugees and migrants that, nowadays, are trying to reach Europe from Africa, Syria and Middle East.
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