The 4th of April teacher organized a special afternoon for students and pupils, In the Anna Frank Primary School . They proposed to them Gregg Segal’s exhibition, an activity where they could recycling coffee pods, an activity where mums and dads discovered how they can use the food that usual is trashed and an activity about the organic compost. All these activities wanted to show how is possible to give a new life to the objects and the foods. We only need a bit of imagination. Are we a creative city or not?!?
This activity consisted in a game; each pupil had a picture with something necessary if you want to cook a pizza. It’s was funny to discover how everything was interconnected with the other ingredients. Students could see this because we made a chain of the ingredients thanks to some filaments.
After these we understood how organize our vegetable garden.
On the 13th of February, Carnival day, the children dressed up like their favourite food. They had made their costume at home
with their parents.
Two cooks came at school and made a cocktail with apples, pears, oranges, tangerine, carrots, celery and
fennel . The teachers have dressed up like these fruits and vegetables. All together drank this healthy drink and danced with
The first of december the pupils found an advent calendarin the hall. it was made of christmas socks full of spices and food. a
funny sensory pattern (touch and smell). Twice a week the children also found a message. On 19th of December they found a recipe for a spicy drink and all the material to make it and drink it together.
having seen the play “Gretel and Hansel” by Teatro delle Briciole, the teachers with the five-aged pupils realized a gingerbread
house. The three and four aged children realized in the meanwhile the frontdoor of the house. All the project have been decorated with
candies and chocolate. After that, we ate everything together.
The project involved the 3rd grade and the 5th grade of the Primary School. We invited a parmesan association, that help families to have their free grocery shopping. The president explained to the pupils how everybody can help other people.
Not only students were involved, in fact their families helped us to realize the project. With the fruit left-over in our school, some mums created delicious jams. The 21th of March it was made a party where pupils ate pleasures, made by themselves such as juices and bread with ham.
This project helped them to discover the importance to reduce the waste, and also that the food that we put in the garbage can have another life!
Every day we eat in our school kitchen. With this project pupils could discover what other people eat. We tried chinese food, american food, turkish food and swedish food, too! Before eating these meals, we saw some videos that explained how they were made.
The class took part of a contest, where the goal was to describe how breakfast changed for people. We decided to recreate the different kind of italian families during our history. In this way, pupils dressed up with some special clothes.
This could help us to understand how breakfast changes, but also how is important never decreases. In order to do this each student asked to his parents and his grandparents what they eat for breakfast when the were eight years old.
The students learned that the leitmotiv of italian breakfast is the milk.
Deconstructing Education: creative and inclusive schools in gastronomic cities