Friday, 21 September 2018

The double image of a city

In the context of the modern image of a sustainable world, the students constructed a model of an urban environment based on two parts. On the right, the city looks like the real one today (with gray colors and black buildings) and, on the left, as they ideally dream it (with colors, trees, parks, friendly public transportation etc.). This creative procedure served Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, in a teamwork that tried to transform our nearby world.

Let’s learn and create eco-technologically!

In recent years, man is increasingly involved in processes that require modern technological knowledge, such as the use of technology products (use of television, PC, car), involvement in issues related to the natural environment (overconsumption of water, depletion of energy resources). As students we must have basic technological knowledge, so that using technology as a tool, we can judge the alternatives available to us and make the right decisions. Under the supervision of our teachers, we firstly studied the case of any technological achievement and, secondly, we created a miniature of the ones mostly interesting to our environmental concern. Specifically, by studying some of the energy features (conservation-conversion-downgrading) we focused on renewable energy. With the help of a photovoltaic we saw the transformation of the solar energy into electrical and then kinetic, as well as the conversion of wind to kinetics and the dynamics of water to kinetics. We finally constructed with simple materials machines that work with the above energy conversions, according to the “Agenda 2030” and, especially, Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy, Goal 13: Climate Action and Goal 4: Quality Education.

Monday, 10 September 2018

Long Term Mobility in Germany

Nelly and César, two Spanish students are living in Berlin and going to courses to the Carlo Schmid Oberschüle. They started their mobility the 20th August and will be there until October when will be the mobility in Germany. Nelly has sent us a video where she tells us their first 15 days in Berlin and tell us how the experience is going.

César has also sent us his video explaining his experience.

We design the cover of our own book

One action of collaboration between the Mathematics with the Filanagnosia (Literature) Clubs of Creativity and Excellence in our school, continued their cross-curricular interaction. Group students collaborated creatively to design the cover of their fantastic personal book, according to their environmental interests. "With a ruler and a compass" but also with inspiration and imagination, they visualized their reading experience in original artwork of covers, completing them with titles. Their participation was very enthusiastic and the result imaginative. Thus, we served Goal 4: Quality Education and Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals, as well as dissemination, since it was all presented in other school classes and Clubs.

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Go Green Schoolyard!

The Erasmus+ students decided to transform their schoolyard into a “green” one, by adding plants, flowers and trees to grow under their everyday supervision and care.
With the help of their teachers, they improved the school ground with their outdoor learning activity and enriched the local ecosystem.
At the same time, they served Goal 15: Life on Land, Goal 13: Climate Action and Goal 4: Quality education.

"Fair Brand" project

9-year pupils took part in the "Fair Brand" project. The aim of the project was to raise awareness of the idea of the fair trade and its products. The pupils, in groups of 2-3, searched the internet for information on different brands, what products they have, where their factories are, how many people work for them, if ithey are environment-freindly, their commercials, history, etc.
Next, pupils presented what they found out and exchanged opinions on certain brands - some shared their experience with diverse products: even if they cost a little more than "regular" products pupils still like fair trade products more for their quality. Pupils also stressed that it is important to support those brands because of fair working conditions, honest pay and equal chances for their workers.

Erasmus Holidays.

Fabian has come back to Piazza Armerina to visit his friend Luca. It' s great!
Thanks to the magic of the Erasmus. And Tobias will visit his partner in August.
There are the pictures of Erasmus Holidays.