Recycled material to set up a puppet theatre.

Recycled material to set up a puppet theatre.
In this video, made by Giulia and Federica, our students built a puppet theatre with recycled material.
They decided to represent on the stage the myth of Cerere and Proserpina, typically Sicilian, that explains why in Sicily there are six months of good weather.
The characters of the story are Proserpina (daughter of Cerere and Zeus, goddess of Spring), Cerere (goddess of the harvest), Hades (god of the underworld), Hermes (messenger of the gods), Zeus (god of the gods)
This is the myth and the plot of our little video: Proserpina, daughter of Zeus and Cerere, was a beautiful girl. She was picking up flowers and walking around the countryside while Ade, god of hell, saw her and fell in love and kidnapped her, taking her to his kingdom. Cerere and Zeus were worried. Zeus asked Hermes to go down to the hell to find his daughter . When Hermes found Proserpina she was very happy to go back to her family, but explained to Hermes that she had eaten a pomegranate seed thus breaking the rules, as a punishment she had to stay there. So Zeus, the father of all gods, decided that Proserpina could stay with her mother on earth for six months and the remaining six months down in hell with her husband Ade.
This myth explains why in Sicily there is Spring for such a long time!

FESTIVAL OF THE TREE WITH LEGA AMBIENTE

FESTIVAL OF THE TREE WITH LEGA AMBIENTE

We also know that the theme of the 2018 edition of the World Science Day is “Science, a human right“, chosen by UNESCO to celebrate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Along this line, on November 21 the school organized together with volunteers from Lega Ambiente the Festival of the Tree to promote the importance of green, to fight against CO2 emissions, air pollution, prevent the hydrogeological risk and the loss of biodiversity.
This year the Festival of the Tree is dedicated in particular to “The roots of hospitality” to pay attention to the importance of the school as a place of sharing, participation, coexistence and meeting among different cultures.

Italian memories of Palermo course from 15 to 21 March

The course held in Palermo from March 15th to March 21st 2018 met the general objectives and was a stimulating experience for our school.

Students realized the close relationship between Geometry, Chemistry, Architecture and Restoration, they treated the fractals in the computer lab by means of an informatics application and then they looked at them on the plans of the Palatine Chapel and in the apses of the Cathedral of Monreale.

Later they made fractal models that were exhibited in the final exhibition. The students also studied the conic sections found in many artistic buildings such as theaters and churches and understood how the sound spreads better through these sections.

In the Academy of Fine Arts, in the Diocesan Museum and in the Oratory of S. Salvatore, the students met experts in restoration and in some cases they had the opportunity to carry out small activities of true restoration.

They also visited Santa Caterina where there is a restoration workshop and the Teatro Massimo which has a circular construction.

We can say that the atmosphere between the students and the teachers was cheerful and fruitful and we will never forget this experience.

 

When you start studying mathematics you often approach difficult and boring concepts, but is it true?

We think it is a matter of perspective, but we studied fractals and conic sections to highlight the fascinating aspects of science. A new revolutionary idea of ​​geometry explains the complexity of nature.

The fractal is a geometric shape characterized by the repetition of the same model on an ever smaller scale. A mountain, a coral, a plant are made up of smaller parts of similar shapes repeated endless times.

It is therefore a way to grasp the concept of infinity in nature, which has inspired literature, art and science. Fractal geometry is able to describe complex objects that are more common in nature than triangles or cubes. The whole universe is a large fractal, the same universe expressed by Heraclitus, that is chaos in order.

Let’s see how our students studied fractals and conic sections during the first day of mobility in Palermo

TRAVEL DIARY

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Fractals with ICT app

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Fractals lab at school

Fractals in our churches …

A world made of conical sections

sezioni coniche

The golden ratio

Fine Arts Academy, a restoration lesson

Seppo game!

Palermo, Massimo Theater

 

  

 

Travel diary of the Italian course

During the last day of the course held in Palermo, the Erasmus students, in pairs, wrote a travel diary covering, among other things, their experiences and feelings. These postcards, realized during the writing workshop, represent a way to monitor the project and understand how much the students have enjoyed the experience. The results were all positive and some students had fun adding special graphics effects to the postcards. Enjoy the reading!