Blue Countries Newsletter Number 2
Italian Mobility March 17th -22nd 2019
Istituto Comprensivo"J.Stella" “G.Deledda” dpt – Pescopagano
Students and teachers prepared a beautiful ceremony which made all feel very welcome at Istituto Comprensivo 'J. Stella'
As visitors walked through the corridors, they were welcomed by displays and students.
Visiting teachers and students with the Erasmus+ banner. A gorgeous spring morning in Pescopagano
After that there was a presentation of the water resources in the area around Pescopagano and students engaged in a hands on activity around the Water Cycle which they totally enjoyed.
After lunch, co-ordinators held a meeting to review activities to date and to plan for the future. In particular, the trip to Ireland was discussed. As had been decided, the lipdub is to be performed in Ireland and the Michael Jackson 'Earth Song' is the song chosen. Each of the countries will wear their country's colours to represent their nationality and to express the feelings of inclusion, collegiality and unity about preserving the Earth's resources and protecting it for future generations.
Meanwhile students participated in sports in the gym as a way of becoming comfortable with each other and getting to know each other.
In the early evening, all went on an informative sightseeing tour of Pescopagano and the "turbines"used for the first hydroelectric power plant in the area.
in Caposele and Cassano Irpino. After a delicious lunch at a restaurant sampling typical foods of the region, was a visit to 'La Fonte' an old watermill in Sant Andrea di Conza. This was a very informative trip detailing the history of spring water in the region.
The afternoon was spent back at the school. Co-ordinators met to finalise decisions about presentations and the itinerary to Ireland whilst students had an enjoyable afternoon exploring riddles, science experiments around water and music workshops. The students thoroughly enjoyed this afternoon and the co-ordinators meeting was productive.
Visiting Matera, European City of Culture 2019
Below is a selection of photos from the excursion. A picture tells a thousand words so I'll let them do the talking.
In the afternoon, the farewell ceremony was held in the gym and each country's representatives was presented with their certificates and gifts from the region to bring back to their schools.
Students and teachers then availed of a little free time to relax before dining with their families and new friends for the final time.
We look forward to the trip to Ireland on May 19th-24th.