“June 5: World Environment Day” Palermo

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

World Environment Day on 5 th June 2019

World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. Since it began in 1974 and now it is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. You can find more information on this page: https://www.unenvironment.org/

We preapared a weather chart about our partner countries and we compared the weather during the World Enviroment Day on 5 th June 2019. We use this weather forecast page in our class: https://www.yr.no/

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World Environment Day

World Environment Day is celebrated on 5 th June every year. In our school we prepared small experience in March and today we saw the results. If you look around you, plastic is everywhere. Some of this plastic is meant to be used over and over again for a long time. During March we put some rubbish to the soil and waited for three months. You can see it in our photographies. Today we found only plastic stuff and part of clothes in our playground. Continue reading

Global warming

Global warming is the phenomenon of increasing the air temperature near the surface of earth.   This research was contacted as part of the Erasmus+ project Smart “Science meets Art” in order to see the impact of global warming to the 7 countries that participate in our program: Greece, Italy, Spain, Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, Czech Republic. The students of our schools gathered data concerning the temperatures at their countries for a long period of time, 118 years. The data was gathered and categorized in order to create charts that show the temperature variations during that period.

You can read the full paper here


The summary of the results is that the global warming can’t be seen as a future concern. It is a reality and serious measurements should be taken in order to prevent the deterioration of the effect. Unfortunately, according to predictions, unless serious actions are taken, the global warming will keep existing and getting worse every decade. According to those predictions the increase of temperature at the end of this century will be about 5 oC, which may not seem too much but for a planet  is disastrous.

The prediction for the expected temperature raise at the last 20 years of our century as shown hereQ

5th Ltt in Pyrgos-Art and Science photos and video

The 5th Ltt took place in Pyrgos, Greece. Among other workshops our students tried to take photos and videos of all the monuments and spots they visited and made impression to them in order to create a photo show and a short video about the Art and Science spots in Pyrgos.

The photos:


and the video


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!