During the third week of November the third project meeting took place at Istituto Comprensivo “Alberto Burri“ at Trestina – Umbria. Our school has been represented by the students from the seventh forms – Dovile Mickeviciute, Smilte Jablonskyte, Karina Staneviciute and Gyte Augustinaityte. They were accompanied by two teachers – English language teacher Lilija Mikalauskaite – Dziumajeva and Lithuanian language teacher Asta Kibildiene.
The first day of the meeting the delegations were welcomed at school by the school headmistress Mrs. Chiara Grassi, English language teacher Mrs.Tamara Carnevali and the school orchestra which played several popular tunes. We visited primary and secondary schools and together with the host students participated in the lessons given by Italian teachers. Later that day we had a workshop with Karima Moyer on the history of pasta. Karima Moyer is a teacher at the Sienna University and author of different books on Italian cuisine.
The next day was spent in the town of Citta di Castello. We visited the historic centre of Citta di Castello and the Renaissance Arts Gallery, where among all othe exhibited paintings we have also seen some early paintings by Raphael and Luca Signorelli. At the Town Hall of Citta di Castello we had a meeting with the town Vice – mayor. Later we had the opportunity to see the organic farm/countryhouse Il Lombrico Felice in Grumale. The farm owners have been very hospitable: they showed us around the farm and told about their work and vegetables and birds that they are growing on the farm, they also treated students and teachers to the snacks with ecological honey and olive oil.
We have learned lots of interesting and useful information on farming in Umbria during the workshop with the representative of the net “Europe Direct“ in Umbria. We also visited I.I.S. “Patrizi-Baldelli-Cavalloti“ – branch high school for agriculture where we got acquinted with the professions possible to gain at the school. Later together with the students and teachers from that school we had a workshop on cooking main dishes representing our contries. The activity has been really an enjoyable one as well as tasting all prepared dishes afterwards.
Students did some research and worked in international groups on the synoptical dictionary. They also had Mini-Olympic games at Trestina sports hall and raved at the Dance party.
But the most unforgettable day has been spent sightseeing in Rome.
Good – bye, Italy! Hello, Poland!