Mobility in Cerignola, Italy, 1-7 May 2022
The 3rd mobility of our project School libraries took place in Cerignola, Italy. 8 teachers and 19 students from 3 countries, attended successfully the planned activities.
The series of events opened with a welcome meeting at the host school and the exchange of the National flags. Then there was the head teacher speech and finally a typical dance performed by the Italian students.
After that, the host students introduced their European friends to their classmates. Peer interviews were conducted in order for the Italian students to learn more about their European counterparts. Later on, all students went to the Primary school to see the local library and to listen the story of the Ugly Duckling.
On Tuesday, all the participants went to the local library, where the students watched two short videos about Anne Frank and the Deutch lady who helped her and her family during the two years spent in the annex secret. After that, they wrote a letter to express their thoughts and feelings about the videos. Similar workshop was done the following day in the Art room. The students realized the Tunnel Book helped by an Italian teacher and the Art teacher. On Friday morning, every country showed a Powerpoint about the National Righteous Among the Nations.
Italy remembered Gino Bartali, who was a very popular cyclist and he helped Jews people to avoid the concentration camp.
The hosts organized trips to Castel del Monte – where the participants visited the unique Hunting Castle. Besides, on Wednesday afternoon, all the guest students and their host partners visited Manfredonia and Siponto. In addition, they had one-day tour of the monumental areas in Bari and in Alberobello. The participants had the chance to visit the Town Hall in Cerignola (where they were welcomed by the Local Culture responsible). They also toured the historical centre of Cerignola, where they could admire the Cathedral and the old church which dates back to 11th century. Their visit was motivated by a special treasure hunt played by all the participants. What is more, both the students and the teachers accompanying them participated in a workshop hosted by the Agricultural Institute in Cerignola, where they were introduced to the secrets of the traditional Italian cuisine and were even allowed to sample the food. The purpose of these trips was to enhance the participants’ knowledge of local history and to get them engaged in cross-cultural learning experiences. On the same day, the guest students and their accompanying teachers received their certificates of attendance and presents.