Pupils wrote some poems and created some paintings about the importance to ricycle food and objects.
The class took part of a contest that had as goal the adornment of a cup. The topic was the milk, so the pupils decided to paint a rainbow cow with a song: they wrote both the text and the music!
This project started in October and finished in January. Every week we went for two hours in a swimming pool were two teachers helped pupils to live in a better way their relationship with water. It was also an opportunity to increase their friendship and to discover the good health habits.
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.
The class visited a Museum in Parma, where the pupils learned to “read” the paintings. They could saw Felice Boselli’s painting. This italian painter used food in all his canvas. Reading them they could discover what kind of people where guests in Boselli’s house.
This activity was organised in a game: during the lesson pupils understood the importance of a balanced diet for a good healthy habits. The teacher learned the differences between protein, carbohydrate and fiber, also showing a lot of food exemples.
During the activity pupils could discover the milk history, from the cow to our table. It was amazing discover that there are different temperature of storage in each step of the production chain.
Looking back at history food has always played a role in art and for this reason this activity was the outcome of both traditional and modern ways of regarding works of art.
The students’ contribution in assembling the picture to create a whole became not only a decorative input but the addition of intimate objects associated to their daily lives.
The hospital school visited the temporary exhibition about local food and archeological finds in our area. The students had the opportunity to discover the origins of our culinary tradition investigating the features, lifestyles and activities of the Roman settlements along the ‘Food Valley’. The students got also the chance to compare today’s culinary habits with the Roman gastronomic specialities.