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11/08/2019

Italian regiment - dance workshop in Primary school dr. Ljudevita Pivka Ptuj, Slovenia



How we learned to dance Italian regiment

We wanted to learn Italian regiment dance. These are the basic steps of an Italian regiment with our students. We danced to the music of the famous composer Rachmanin entitled Italian Regiment.
First we listened carefully to the teacher's Dragica instructions. She showed us the dance in five steps.

1.      4 x jump on one leg
2.      turn left and turn right
3.      4 steps forward and gripping partner
4.      leaps for the dancer's back
5.      jump and kick

.... and finally greetings to you ...😃😃

The students from 6th to 9th grade danced and were tutored by teacher Dragica Emeršič.



11/06/2019

"Inside out" workshop with students from Primary school dr. Ljudevita Pivka Ptuj, Slovenia



We watched a cartoon "Inside out" 

With the students classes 6 and 8 we watched a cartoon Inside out. Students were very exicited and full of expectations. One and a half hour passed quickly. Then we talked about cartoon movie. We split into four groups. We represented four different emotions: anger, happiness, sadness and fear. Students talked about the chosen emotion. They were drawing and writing on a poster. When they finished, they presented the emotion to the other students. Interesting products were created. We spent time full of emotions and laughter.

The workshop was held by the social Pedagogist Marjeta Svenšek Kristovič and a Special teacher Damjana Vršič




11/04/2019

Erasmus Day in Metin Sabanci special education school - Istanbul, Turkey


As Metin Sabancı Special Education Schools for the ErasmusDays on 11th October 2019 we have attended to the “Project Market” event organized by the Istanbul Provincial Directorate of Ministry of National Education.



As one of the schools who implement Erasmus+ projects we were personally invited to present and promote our Erasmus projects. On behalf of our school a psychological counseling and guidance teacher attended to the event with Basia and promoted our IDEA Project.







Additionally to the presentations of the projects the sessions covering implementation of Erasmus projects, eTwinning Space, Erasmus+ projects and eTwinning award ceremony were held. The event hosted great number of school representatives from all around Istanbul.

                           

After the event our colleague has also shared the promotional materials of other Erasmus+ projects with all other teachers.

11/02/2019

Erasmus day in Szkola Podstawowa Specjalna nr 40 - Bytom, Poland


On  October, 11 we celebrated  Erasmus  Day in our school. We called that day „Erasmus’ Kitchen”. Our aim was to create the multicultural kitchen. Students were given different tasks and they had two hours to do them. They were asked to design table pads, plates, mugs. They were also sewing and decorating kitchen aprons, painting a multicultural tablecloth and cutlery. All these things included the colours and motifs of us and our partners. Moreover, children planted herbs used in the kitchen like basil, mint and parsley. Another task was to make six cookbooks with photos and recipes of the traditional dishes of Croatia, Slovenia, Portugal, Italy, Turkey and Poland. But that’s still not all! We also did some cooking. Students, under teachers’ supervision, learned how to make Italian pizza or Polish „pierogi”. This was a real fun! When the students were ready with the tasks, we fulfilled our kitchen with all the products. At the end of that day everybody had an occasion to taste what they cooked while watching some culinary programmes. This was an awesome day for all of us!





Erasmus day in Aver-O-Mar Elementary School, Portugal


October 11th, 06:45 pm, auditorium of Aver-O-Mar Elementary School: meeting with the school community to share best practices developed under the Erasmus + projects taking place in the grouping, namely the IDEA-Together We Can project; SWITCH and TOGETHER – the very last one.

In the presence of local authorities and the Director of the grouping, the session began with a brief introduction by the President of the Grouping General Council, followed by a brief presentation of the objectives and guiding dynamics of the European Erasmus + program.

Thereafter, each projects’ coordinator presented their project: partners, strategic goals, activities developed and planned, sharing the good practices and experiences within Erasmus.
The presentation can be viewed in https://prezi.com/view/0101PRTxJty0JoCDKJBf/

Finally, time for dialogue: some parents asked questions regarding the participation of their children in these projects, about budget and responsibilities; curiosities and pieces of advice were shared by members of the Erasmus’ Teams.

The meeting finished with some delicacies and interesting informal conversation.

Above all, there was a need to highlight and promote European citizenship among young people, giving new opportunities for life and fostering friendships.






10/14/2019

Erasmus day in Primary school dr. Ljudevita Pivka Ptuj, Slovenia

Pupils and teachers who attended mobilities within our Erasmus +projects at our partner schools  shared their experiences from visits by words and pictures. We prepared presentation for students and teachers in our school to present the activities of our partners, in which we ourselves had the opportunity to participate. (Turkey, Poland and  Italy, ) to celebrate Erasmus Day with us.



Erasmus day in OŠ Otona Ivekovića, Zagreb, Croatia

This event took place during the afternoon on 11th October 2019 in the Erasmus+ Corner in the main school hallway. The four Erasmus+ projects that our school participates, or participated in, were showcased for the students and the parents.
VEAC: Values – The Essence of an Active Citizen, 2015-2017, our first Erasmus+ project, in which we studied and compared the traditional values of the partner countries.
I.D.E.A. Together we can!, 2018-2020, a project on inclusion, which gives the children with developmental difficulties the opportunity to take active part in and join in the mobilities.
SWOT Scouts, 2018-2020, a project which focuses on promoting emotional intelligence and social skills.
Bon Appetite Europe!, 2019-2021, a project in which we can share our European cultural heritage through cuisine.
The students who actively participate in all the project activities and who have been in the mobilities were project promotors. They  holded presentations on the projects, as well as talking about their own experiences from mobilities, and the knowledge they gained by participating in the project. There was a display of the memorabilia brought back from the mobilities in the Erasmus+ Corner, representing all the partner countries. Students who choose to come by and look around, had an opportunity to play digital puzzle games putting together project logos and finding the project partners on the map of Europe, as well as play the auditory game of Can you recognize the language?

games:
Puzle - IDEA ( klik )
Europe map ( klik)






10/03/2019

Impression of Slovenian teachers in LTT in Instituto Comprensivo Giuliano Giorgio from Montorio Romano, Italy

6 teachers from Slovenia atended in LTT in Instituto Comprensivo Giuliano Giorgio from Montorio Romano, Italy.

When reviewing their PEI (Individualized Educational Plan), we found that the document contained tools for a detailed and clear identification of the child under consideration. However, we found the document too broad, even though it contained an objective type of answers (you can choose the answers from the suggestions given). On the same day we visited Hadrian's villa, which impressed us with its magnificence and architecture. Our very experienced guide took us on a vivid journey through time.

At the school in Montorio Romano, we were very pleasantly welcomed. Maria Teodolinda Saturn's lecture brought us new knowledge about inclusion in Italy. At Istituto professionale per i servizi alberghieri e ristorazione - Ranieri Antonelli Costaggini in Rieti we saw a good practical example of inclusion; as we were served coffee by a special needs student of a catering school. We actively participated in two workshops at the Nerola School. In the dance workshop we learned an Italian traditional dance. A dance is a great enrichment of a class, so we have already included it at our school. In the second workshop, we baked traditional pastry with the youngest students. The baked good were presented to us as a gift at the farewell ceremony. During the musical, we saw an example how inclusion works in a local community and how students with disabilities participate in a play.

At the Public Institute for Deaf Students and Via Nomentana n ° 54 with a trainer specialized in linguistics and hearing impairment (Maria DeMonte), we were impressed with the professionalism and applicability of the lecturers' content. We especially enjoyed using the sensual sound board.

In Italy, inclusion has been present for decades. Therefore, it is embedded in the school system and daily life. On the environmental perspective, we have noticed that schools use a high number of plastic items for the dining. We must all strive to limit the use of plastics for the health of our planet. After the meal, student did not clean up after themselves, which is a missed chance for teaching them independence.

We felt very welcome in the LTT, which is well designed and implemented. Martina was an excellent host, giving us the culinary and touristic experience of Italy, of course, in addition to the broad professional knowledge she was willing to share with us.

Thank you deeply from our hearts for your warm hospitality.

Tanja, Borislava, Damjana, Dragica, Tina & Ksenija

                     










"SADNESS is a Grumpy Cry - baby" - Primary school Oton Iveković, Zagreb, Croatia



…Sadness is a Grumpy Cry-baby…” says one student note from the workshop about emotions held in Class 6a. 

The students watched the cartoon Inside Out. Afterwards, they were divided into five groups. Each group had the task to describe the characters’ behaviour, emotions and consequences of their behaviour. The children represented the characters through pantomime and acting.

The students were very interested in the film and the theme, and here are some more of their comments:
“…Happiness belittled Sadness…”
“…Anger shouts all the time… sometimes it was necessary…”
“…Fear is worried, sensitive, protective…”
“…Happiness always tries to find a way to cheer someone up…”


The workshop was held by the Social Pedagogist, Jadranka Bašić Parić, and student assistant, Jelena Žanko Milanković.

7/03/2019

Impressions of Turkish teachers in LTT to Montorio Romano, Italy


Participants: Ece Erdeniz, Ergül Kaygısız, Murat Kurt,Pınar Yüksel, Burak Keskin, Bilge Aksoy.

We observed the education system and implementations of Italy during the program. Least mandatory education level is 16 years old in Italy. Classrooms capacity is maximum 27 students. Students with special education need (SEN) are educated as much as possible with their peers.    
There are some steps for SEN students which are;

1-      It has been transformed into inclusive education method after 1977 by law,
2-      Related stakeholders include every each person who are in communication with child,
3-      Documentation.

Process for SEN students has designed by the Ministry of Health. There are two types of level for determining the child situation, one is for the students at low level and the other one is for heavy level. This process is implementing with the participation of all stakeholders. Also, this process is being reviewed by the experts and stakeholders.
We observed that “Emotions” are the milestones of the education system in Italy. At the early age groups, games and the older groups structured conversation is the key factor. Besides, one of the most important things in education system is “Art”. 

1st Day of The Program
27.05.2019 was the first day of the program and it was implemented in Monteflavio. We have briefed regarding Italy Education System and Inclusive Education. It was important to see their perception regarding SEN students. It has always been that SEN students are part of the society and inclusive education plan is designed by this philosophy. One of the curious things is that students who are not speaking Italian fluently are also considered as SEN students.

2nd Day of the Program
Second day of the program was implemented at Monterio Romano. We have been welcomed by students and their teachers. They performed us with music and also they gave us a tour in the school. Besides, we had a seminar which is called “Emotions”.

3rd Day of the Program
We gave a visit to Catering and Tourism School in Rietti on third day of the program. Age level of the students is between 14 – 19 years old and the capacity is 1000. Average number of students in each classroom is 20. Important thing is that at least 4 students in every classroom who are diagnosed with learning disability. Physical areas of the school are designed for the student with physically handicapped.

4rd Day of the Program
The day started with a presentation regarding education of hearing impaired people in Rome. Then, we visited “Istituto Statale per Sordi di Roma” school. This school is implementing a method which is consists of reverse inclusion. Most of the families are choosing this school because number of the student in classrooms are less than others and also number of teachers are quite high. Besides, parents are willing to send their children that school because they want their children to learn sign language even though they are not hearing impaired.

5th Day of the Program
On the 5th day of the program, we went to Acquaviva di Nerola and listened student’s performance and their presentation. Afterwards, baby dolls were transferred from one country to another.
To sum up, we observed that students are in the schools that we visited are quite different than the ones in our school. We are told that students who have disability at a high level are included in the education system but we saw only two students who have multiple disability. We had chance to observe reverse inclusion system, Italy’s special education system and their approaches and the best practices. It was nice to see that their education system is trying to raise awareness of other students and their parents as well.




6/12/2019

3rd SHORT TERM JOINT STAFF LEARNING, TEACHING AND TRAINING EVENT - Italy, May 2019


The 3rd short term joint staff training event of the project I.D.E.A.! Together We Can! - Individuals with Disabilities Education Aim - took place in Montorio Romano, Italy, from 27th to 31st May and was successfully accomplished.

There were 24 participants - teachers, coordinators and education staff – in the meeting at Istituto Compreensivo “Giuliano Giorgi” to attend several training sessions and workshops concerning Italian inclusive school (the evolution of the school inclusion in Italy and the importance of the values enclosed in the concept of inclusion, the school documents about SEN students, the emotional / psychological variables of the teaching / learning process and best practices for inclusive education, hypothesis of workshops and research); the Italian Excellence in Deafness (education of children with deafness and sign language in context and as means to express emotions); expressivity through painting, art, oral and writing; showing feelings and emotions through inclusive media, tools and strategies, dramatization; a case study - working on an official platform for the elaboration of PEI; cooperation with a catering and hotel management (high secondary) school (from school to job: training for an independent life). There was also opportunity to learn about heritage of local, regional and national culture, therefore enhancing knowledge and European citizenship.

All planned activities focused developmental skills and social inclusion of students.
The Italian team was tireless throughout the mobility, planned and organized all activities carefully, following the project’s plan, gave support to partners at all time, ensuring their safety and well being; they were always present, escorting the group and providing translation for each activity and, consequently, communication in English with and  within the international group.

Sunday, 26.05.2019

Arrival day for all partners. In the evening all partners gathered at restaurant/pub Mamma Mea for welcoming dinner and presentation of new team members in mobility.

Monday, 27.05.2019

At 8.30 a.m. the group was transported to Monteflavio’s library, a small but very cozy restored building.

At 9.00 a.m. started the official welcoming of the partners, in Monteflavio, in the presence of the Vice Principal Milani Maria Antonella, the mayor of Monteflavio - Ferrante Lanfranco, the mayor of Montorio - Di Bartolomeo Domenico and the mayor of Nerola- Granieri Sabina. This was also the moment to introduce part of the Italian Erasmus team. Afterwards, took place both the official presentation of partner coordinators and teams of the the i.d.e.a.! Together We Can Erasmus+ project and the Italian coordinator presentation of the Italian legislative system for inclusiveness with time for debate.

At 9:45 a.m. the "Inclusion Protocol" - that each Italian school must fill in and share with the Regional School Office, the school staff and the public – and PEI - an Individualized Educational Plan for disabled students – were presented through PPT presentation and open discussion supported on Italian legislation; there was also time to clarify some specific information related to identification, selection and development of measures, decision and application procedures, parent’s role and implication in the process.

At 10:15 a.m. it was time for coffee break in the presence of some parents and students, a small snack with typical sweets and cakes.

At 10:40 a.m., partners and host staff, in mixed groups, exchanged observations and ideas on a given case study, as well as on the official platform SOFIA for the elaboration of PEI according to ICT guidelines. Groups simulated the filling of a PEI, with the given information, considering measures to overcome needs; groups were formed by elements of the various countries, sharing different opinions according to each one’s reality in comparison to the Italian one.

After lunch, the group visited Villa Adriana – an interesting and enriching visit to an emblematic UNESCO World Heritage Site and a large Roman archaeological complex which granted some understanding of local history and culture.

Dinner was served at 19.30 p.m. at Torres Enoteca in Montelibretti. In this restaurant some students of the catering and hotel management (high secondary) school in Palombara Sabina stage every year. Moreover, young people are often given the opportunity to work with a temporary contract aimed at vocational training and inclusion. An informal moment to strength bonds among participants and share some musical traditions of each partner’s cultures with singing performances.

Tuesday, 28.05.2019

Morning started at 9:00 a.m. with a warm welcoming reception in IC “Giuliano Giorgi” Montorio Romano in the presence of the Headmistress Mrs. Mariangela Francucci.

The students from infant, primary and lower secondary levels interpreted the Italian and European anthems and other songs. Then, a public presentation of the different partners took place, with the exchange of some souvenirs, in the presence of the school staff, students, some parents and local residents curious with the friendly excitement that was sensed in the courtyard of the school in Montorio Romano. After that, there was a tour around the premises.

Then, at 10:00 a.m. started a plenary session at school with university Professor Maria Teodolinda Saturno on the topic “Meeting the emotions - the inclusive education in Italy and the psychological variables in the good practices”.
Maria Saturno is a Special Needs teacher at the Art School “G.C. Argan” in Rome. Expert in inclusive education for deafness and learning difficulties; she held Italian L2 courses for foreign and deaf students. Her studies and long experience in videos and theatre production (Orazio Costa’s apprentice and assistant) addressed her towards educational research and inclusive use of different didactic tools and media: drama, video, writing, visual arts and web. Lecturer to Special Needs Teachers trainings in some Universities in Rome, she is now working as an author and a blogger as well as a lecturer. The goal of this training and research session was to promote a community of practice based on the comparison and reflection on the methodologies and best inclusive practices, with reference to the emotional variables of the teaching/ learning process. 
The first part of the day was dedicated to the evolution of the school inclusion in Italy and to the importance of the values enclosed in the concept of inclusion.
The emotional variables were the subject of the narration and viewing of video-documentaries of some inclusive projects realized at school.
In the afternoon participants attended an expressivity workshop (both in painting and oral) with the pupils of the 5th year of the primary school of Istituto Comprensivo “G. Giorgi”.  The activity focused on the autobiographical narration: a story told by a boy with the purpose of bringing out emotional empathy, a sense of identity with regard to diversity. All in all, after a brief period of quiet, with background music and along with the images of an under the sea video, the students were invited to draw some aquatic element. As soon as they finished drawing, they went to read a 30 meters length roll of a SEN student’s diary. Afterwards, they answered some questions on paper and interview format related to that diary. The aim was to know what emotions it aroused in them and what deductions they made about the author of the diary.
It was followed by a moment for exchanging views, sharing opinions, reflecting and debating, also on emotions and the narrative-autobiographical method. Self-assessment activities were held at the end of the work session and workshop.
The lecturer also displayed examples of the work of some young people integrated in regular classes, for example in reading, painting, video and theater projects (emotions brainstorming).

The group had dinner at Agriturismo and frantoio Palmieri in Acquaviva di Nerola - an agrotourism and olive oil mill. The area where the grouping of schools is situated is very rich in agriculture, especially olive groves. So, at dinner this day, we had the opportunity to taste various delicacies made with local products.

Wednesday, 29.05.2019

In the morning the group was driven to the city of Rieti.
At 9:30 a.m. began a visit to a catering and hotel management (high secondary) school, named Istituto professionale per i servizi alberghieri e ristorazione - Ranieri Antonelli Costaggini, that has the strongest level of inclusion in Rieti. The group attended a presentation of its best practices and projects for the inclusion of SEN students as well as their experience and participation in Erasmus+/European projects. Then, it was time to pay a visit to the kitchen and the laboratories where students train according to the institution’s "open classes" project. We tried some sweets made by the students and had the opportunity to interact with them acknowledging their catering skills and communication abilities in a foreign language.
After, it was time for a brief tour to the beautiful historic center of the city of Rieti, the capital of the Sabina region.

In the afternoon, back in Nerola, the Italian team carried out two workshops: infant school kitchen workshop and primary school traditional, popular music and dance workshop that enabled participants to observe class strategies from kindergarten to primary school (cooperative learning, tutoring, peer to peer education).
So, in one workshop we made butter cookies with 5 year old students that comfortably performed tasks in small group dynamics. In the other workshop traditional dances and songs were taught by a local cultural group in an attempt to keep alive the culture of their ancestors. Unfortunately, it was not possible to attend the InsideOut jigsaw workshop about emotions which will be held in an already scheduled Webinar.

Meanwhile, the 3rd coordinator’s meeting occurred to discuss, assess and deliberate on the following topics: monitoring of activities and short-term joint staff training events; project’s indicators, mobility tool access, dissemination procedures and celebration of Erasmus Day 2019 planning. There was also place for some useful information given by the croatian coordinator for the next mobility to this country. The meeting was interrupted at 16h30 and restarted at around 18h00 to complete its agenda.
Despite the persistent rain over the last few days, we were not deterred from making another cultural visit in order to understand a bit of Nerola’s history, this time to Castello Orsini (Orsini Castle), right next to the school: a medieval 10th century Romanesque style castle situated on top of a hill above the town; documentation places the castle in the hands of an aristocratic Roman family - the Orsini - by 1235. Ultimately, the castle would be sold in 1728 and, in the 1867 attack on Rome, it was used as shelter by the Garibaldini. The castle is now transformed into a hotel.

Thursday, 30.05.2019

On this day, awakening was quite early in order to be in Rome at 9:00 a.m. to visit the Public Institute for Deaf Students. After a welcoming speech, there was a plenary session with a trainer specialized in linguistics and hearing impairment - Maria De Monte - the issue being children with Deafness: identity, family, linguistic exposure and communication difficulties and use of sign language in context.
After that, speakers Mele E. and Gianfreda G . talked about emotional language and expression: the sign language as a means to express emotions; how the "oralist" and the "signing" of a child expresses his/her own emotions, teaching emotions in a formal educational setting and the role of schools in the education of a deaf person.
Speaker Accardo A. referred to special didactics in the compulsory school and to education for deaf children in Italy.
From the speeches, simultaneously translated into the English language, it could be perceived the process of inclusion of deaf people in Italy: its legal, social, didactic context, experiences and good practices that were disclosed by primary and lower secondary school teachers with a long didactic experience with people with deafness and multideficiency.

Then, lecturers guided the group along a visit to the school in the ISSR (Istituto Statale per Sordi di Roma- State Institute for the Deaf in Rome)
Formerly an exclusive institute for deaf children, it now presents itself as a school where true inclusion is practiced. Classes do not exceed 12 students and the only condition for the creation of a new class is that at least one deaf student participates in it. All students at this school learn sign language to communicate with each other. Within the visit there was a presentation of the educational framework of the deaf student and their families, as well as a reflection based on the emotions of non-listeners concerning their relationship with deaf peers, how they understand them and interact. We listened to the testimony of two school teachers, clearly very involved in this school’s system that revealed a bit of their experience. At the same time, participants had the opportunity to listen to the university of Roma 3 dean, who gave an important account of practices occurring in higher education to foster the full inclusion of deaf students in university.

After lunch, there was time for an amazing walk into Renaissance and Baroque Rome: Piazza del Popolo, via del Corso, Piazza di Spagna / Trinità dei Monti, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Venezia, Colosseum, … Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of art, architecture and culture on display. In every corner, ancient ruins evoke the power of the former Roman Empire.

Returning to Montelibretti, we dined at the already familiar Mamma Mea, with its magnificent appetizers, pastas, pizzas and friendly service.

Friday, 31.05.2019

The last day began in the parish center of Nerola, where students and teachers of lower secondary school in Acquaviva di Nerola presented their projects for inclusion and emotions. We heard some famous interpretations of Beethoven, Anthem of Joy, and John Lenon’s Imagine. We watched the PPT presentations of the projects undergone by the students, of course, in English.
In this party atmosphere the exchange of mascots took place. Each coordinator made a small speech summarizing the adventures and experiences of the mascot to be delivered in his/her country and welcomed the new mascot, which will travel to a new country after this mobility in Italy.
Then, caregivers offered a coffee break full of local sweets, salads and pizzas. It was also possible to dialogue with some very friendly students who showed great enthusiasm and curiosity about each partner’s country.

At 10:45 participants were divided into 3 groups to enroll in different workshops; Feelings in Action in Montorio lower secondary school; I love leggere (I love reading) at the lower secondary school in Monteflavio and Food and Art workshop in Acquaviva.

In the Food and Art workshop in Acquaviva participants attended cooking, modeling and painting activities. Teachers guided students to work out chickens made of egg white, olives and carrots. In another room the pupils made chocolate filled cookies soaked in coconut – hum! Delicious! Other group of students created varied images of plaster and clay and painted them.
Curiously, there was a student who showed up playing the concertina which cheered others and got them to sing and dance for a moment.
Back in Montorio, where we started this journey, we were welcomed by a group of students in an English class that got us involved in the activity Feelings and Emotions. The well-known emoji were the starting point for small groups to work out how to recognize and express feelings and emotions; it was followed up by letter soups, short dramatizations, implicating students and teachers, to foster vocabulary and behavior. The class had three students with specific support but whose difficulties were completely diluted in this inclusive activity.

I love Reading in lower secondary school in Monteflavio, gave way to the observation of cooperative learning, tutoring, peer to peer activity upon a previously reading assignment. Again, in a set environment (low calm music, teacher’s warm voice, at ease attitude in class) students were asked to draw /write their perception of certain elements suggested by teacher’s given mottos. At the end, they were supposed to have expressed their inner emotions and perception of reality. This way, they should learn how to deal with emotions and feelings of their own and of peers, fight exclusiveness, solitude, reinforce self-esteem and relationships. There was also time for a different follow up activity: watch digitally retold stories that the students disseminate through QR (Quick Response) codes, and association of reading, writing, oral and digital skills.

Last but not least, the time came for the final outcome of this marvelous week – a magnificent open to the public musical celebration in Nerola’s main square: a performance of the infant and primary school, all about inclusion and emotions, supported in famous Disney Stories and characters.
It was noticed the great commitment of all community: students, teachers, auxiliaries, families. Each school class, properly adorned, presented an excerpt from a Disney film, both in Italian and English.
Congratulations to all of you! You filled our hearts with joy and happiness!!

To end up, a final roundtable was held to share some ideas about inclusive school vs. special school: the Italian team prepared a brainstorm to foment reflection upon weaknesses and strengths of the subject; made available major literature and scientific studies that support pedagogical and didactic options. Participants were given the opportunity to share impressions and information, make comparisons to one’s realities and gather knowledge and data to foster inclusive practices in the nearby future.

 As it should be, the farewell dinner at Ristorante Allo Scapicollo in Monteflavio was very lively and once again the partners contributed with their vocal talents, interpreting songs from their countries.  A chance to taste some more delicious Italian food, laugh together, strengthen friendship bonds and farewell wishes.
Adio Roma! Grazie a tutti!



Non chieduti di cosa ha bisogno il mondo…
Chiediti cosa ti rende felice… e poi fallo!!!
Il mondo há bisogno solo…
… di persone FELICI!!

Antoine Saint-Exupéry