Second LTT in Iceland: Italian preparatory works, meeting, travel diaries, photos and video

A marvelous experience

During the third mobility held in Reykjavik in Iceland from 09 to 15 April 2018 all the activities planned during the previous mobility in Palermo were carried out. In a first phase all the students of the partner countries presented videos on the Environmental Art; therefore, presentations were presented on some famous enviromental artists or on some sites where it was possible to identify the link between art and the natural enviroment. A visit to the Reykjavik Science Museum was also held during which the students had the opportunity to attend or take part in simple scientific experiments.

During some laboratory activities the students gathered in groups and created some artefacts, using recycled materials, such as cardboard, stones, wood, etc.

These activities made it possible to crate a positive atmosphere of collaboration; during the weeks the whole group took part in two guided tours during which it was possible to admire the beauty and the majesty of Icelandic nature

Getting ready for the meeting in Island: Italian works

These are some products that Italian students prepared before the departure for Reykjavik: a video about Natural riserve and presentation of Ambiental Art

Atelier sul mare e Fiumara d’arte

Zingaro natural reserve (Trapani)

Islandic memories : travel diaries, photos and video

“Iceland presents itself as an unusual land, far from the European canons we are used to, both in terms of the landscapes and the environment and in terms of how people relate to society.
Very hospitable and cheerful, contrary to what one might think, Icelanders live a life marked by a very relaxed pace.
The tranquility that characterizes the capital, Reykjavik, is mind-blowing.
This increases considerably in the deserted lands of the so-called “Land of Ice”, where you experience the feeling of being part of the immense nature you are contemplating and, at the same time, perceive your infinite smallness in front of it.
The only word able to describe this country, and that contains all the feelings and emotions it arouses and the goodness of its people is MAGIC”         

Riccardo P.

This is Maria Rosaria’s travel diary about her Icelandic experience.

Thanks to my school I had the opportunity to participate in the Erasmus project and experience endless emotions.
The Erasmus project aims to bring different cultures together with the aim of conveying the idea that the diversity of customs and traditions is a heritage of each people.
The main objective of the project, in my opinion, is to build meaningful relationships between people of different nationalities. During the project we did many activities but the moment that I was most excited was when we all together did a dance inherent to their tradition.
I hosted an Icelandic girl, Oliwia, I was very fond of and with whom I shared moments that I will never forget.
We are still in touch and on both sides there is always the desire to meet again one day.”



Last but not least……

P.S. Don’t forget to visit our flickr site to see wonderful Islandic Photos!

15th of April World Art Day

On the anniversary of the birth of the great Genius and Master Leonardo Da Vinci, April 15th, on the World Day of Art, our school emphasized the importance of the rediscovery of Art and Beauty as a means of human and social rebirth, starting to make some videos and multimedia products on Italian and Sicilian artists, in particular.
In 2017 some classes of our school, inspired by a blog “Didatticarte”, created a tableau vivant of the “Flagellation” by Piero della Francesca, a painting that revisits the masterpiece by Antonello, the “Annunziata”, in a manga key, the revisitation of the bronze statue “David” by Donatello in a study for a tattoo and a photomontage work combining works of art and current images, a way to reread some masterpieces of art by updating them.
More space was given to the plasterer Giacomo Serpotta (that you can see on Youtube channel), to the architect Almeyda and finally to Giotto’s works . In this case the students created presentations and videos.

The cathedral of Monreale


Giotto and his works


A _new

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!











Palermo 15th -21st of March: photo gallery and video

These are some photos that are only a part of a school exhibition made the last day of the mobility.

The school was opened to everybody and parents came to visit the exhibition made by our students during the workshops and the visit of the city.


Italian memories of Palermo course from 15 to 21 March: travel diary, fractals creative lab, restoration lesson, seppo game

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.

During the second TPM meeting teachers showed the platforms created, organized the second LTT in Iceland and shared the results.

We can say that the atmosphere among the teachers and 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


Fractals with ICT app

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Fractals lab at school




Fractals in our churches …

A world made of conical sections: fontain, churches

sezioni coniche

The golden ratio

Fine Arts Academy, a restoration lesson


Palermo, Massimo Theater




Student’s Italian works before the first LTT: fractal art, Conic Section, golden ratio, Politeama theatre, Palatin Chapel

Our students are ready to do the guides around Palermo.

The meeting program is busy and the students studied fractals, conic sections and the main features of our monuments.

In order to create the fractal art we will use this application:

These are their works about the Palatin Chapel, the Conic Section and the golden ratio.


The Palatin Chapel di Alice G.

Conic sections di Roberto M.

The golden ratio di Irene C.


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