Every year our school proposes a special day in which students are involved in activities tied to the topic of the day and get the chance to meet specialists in the field and discover more about their work. In 2020 for the “sports day”, several Olympic champions spoke to the students about the need of patience and hard work needed to succeed in all situations, in sports as well as in life as in our first covid-19 emergency
This year our special day was dedicated to Science; boys and girls from both schools spent weeks making experiments and shooting videos of the ‘proceedings’ and ‘results’ and joined the meeting with Simone Pirrotta, who spoke about “ from Sicily to Space” through the Italian Space Agency, about his own formation and the requirements needed to work in this interesting field, and assigned the prizes to the winning classes for the Science day Contest experiments.
Science day was organized with the aim of stimulating curiosity and enthusiasm towards the world of Natural and Human science and discovery, ensuring the development of soft skills with the student’s own accomplishments in team working with the experiments . A true Science Day Celebration, created by pupils for the pupils.
Each group developed the steps for their experiment, based on the topics of their class for the year, and presented the experiment itself or the corresponding video. Students themselves decided which video was the best for each class and the teachers made the final selection to assign the winners.
Our main goal was achieved: all our student were main characters, guided by their teachers, in grasping the wonderful world of Science in their own hands.
5th grade B I Polmoni in bottiglia
1st grade : Il diario di una Piantina
8th grade: I Vulcani
4th grade A: la tensione superficiale
5th grade A: il sistema solare
6th grade: La conducibilità elettrica