A warm welcome between Art and Nature
This time the main theme of the last TPM meeting was ” Recycling and Environment”. On 16/9/2019 the Italian teachers G. Monteleone and A. Perconte landed to Finland.
Everybody arrived according to the scheduled time and Salo offered us a warm welcome with a cooking class. According to what previously agreed, each delegation of the participating countries introduced their traditions by offering a typical regional dish.
Moreover each delegation presented their own city and educational institution to the Moision kuolu also using the multimedia material created during the various phases of the project. Teachers visited the school and appreciated the classes of carpentry, iron working, art and music, and finally the craft class (which includes activities related to the domestic economy). The activity continued at Teijo where the teachers met the artist Tuula Nikulainen with whom they held a workshop experimenting an artistic handicraft made with the use of natural materials. Continue reading
Palermo. This video shows a global warming effect: flood. It was the 4th of November and during that day there were some victims. The soundtrack “Lascia ch’io pianga la cruda sorte” is taken from the Rinaldo of Handel .
Together for the environment and nature
On 5 June, on the occasion of the “World Environment Day”, our school, in relation to the activity of the Erasmus plus project “SMART: Science Meets Art”, raised students awareness (after the LegaAmbiente and SMART DAY initiatives) to problems relating to global warming by connecting meteorology, nature and art. Through this project the students made videos using photos of different landscapes (sunrises and sunsets) to make them aware of the importance of the ecosystem. Continue reading
Caring about our planet is a moral obligation
Every year, since June 5, 1972, World Environment Day has ben celebrated. This date was chosen during the first UN conference on the environment, held in Stockholm, during which the “Stockholm Declaration” was established, which defined the twenty-six principles on the rights and responsibility of men towards the environment . This year we are celebrating the environment day on the theme of air pollution and the climate crisis.
The slogan is “Beat air Pollution” or “defeating climate pollution”. It is therefore necessary not only to moderate actions and think more about the planet, but to spread the message as much as possible. Environment Day aims to focus on environmental issues by offering people the opportunity to be active stakeholders in sustainable development.
In our school, thanks to the initiatives of LEGAMBIENTE and the ERASMUS PLUS project “SMART: Science Meets Art”, this awareness became deeper during the course of the school year. On June 5, they also carried out researches, newspaper articles and video galleries on environmental issues, global warming but also on the beauty of our Nature. The opportunity was given to enhance the beauty of nature, through the use of specific Apps, creating a shared class gallery containing all our photos taken during school trips or on particular days of the year and were created then videos with photos of sunrises, sunsets, clouds, flowers to connect meteorology, nature and art. Since last year our school has been committed to the Erasmus plus project which has now come to an end with this final moment linked to our Earth. We need to think of our beloved Earth also through the words of Franklin Delano Roosevelt: “The nation that destroys its own soil destroys itself”.
The students of the 2nd Du
Flood_Palermo 2018 – HD 720p
And now some videos: the first made by the 2 Eu, the second from the 5Du, the third made by the 2Gu
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!
These are all the student’s travel diary of the Greek course. In their words there is all the gratitude for this beautiful experience. Thanks, Pyrgos!
Students and teachers from the seven countries met in Pyrgos from 5th to 11th May 2019.On our arrival “late at night” we were welcomed by families and colleagues and all through the week the group experienced a positive atmosphere which made our stay more and more enjoyable and interesting.
The week started with a presentation of students’ videos on ”How logic was transformed into theatre”. Italian students showed a beautiful video on the legend of Volcano which highlighted the links between Greece and Sicily.
Students took part to several visits to archaeological sites and museums in Olympia and Messini and they took part in workshops both at school and at museums. These activities cemented the relationship with students of other countries and improved their competence and fluency in English.
Greek families were very caring and they did everything to make the students feel at home and together with Pyrgos school they played a fundamental role for the success of the project.