All the activities were held inside the Laboratory of Istituto Bocchialini (high school).
A group of students of this high school shown the history and principal characteristics of the production of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese; then together with a teacher, they asked our students to taste two different types of cheese with two different seasonings. All the students had a form and, using all their senses, they were able to evaluate all the main organoleptic features of the cheese and they tried to guess the seasoning. So, they understood the process of cheese production and how it changes over time.
Students were excited about this laboratory, not just because they had lots of fun when tasting in a professional way cheese, but also because older students were there with them to explain and support them for everything they needed
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.
On Wednesday 24 January, in the kindergarten S. Neri there was a meeting with the expert in nutrition, food safety and
psychological science Fabio Bussacchini. The teachers wanted to reflect with the parents about the correct use of food from the
young age. In the first part of the meeting the expert tell about the scientific theories. Then he answers to the parents’ questions.
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.
Lapbooks are paper clipboards in different sizes and formats. They are made to contain all the items realised about a topic.
These items are drawings, images, pictures, brief descriptions which will be reported on several templates and minibook in
different sizes. All of them are folded and reclosable and they will be positinated inside the lapbook.
This is a teaching tool to be built while talking about a topic or after concluding it.
First of all the class calculates the perimeter of the gym and makes a table.
At the beginning of each lesson, all the pupils are invited to run for three minutes ( but the time of the run could be increased ) and to count the laps that they can complete around the gym .
After the run, a pupil calculates the total of the laps and multiplies them by the perimeter of the gym ( 84 meters) and fills the table.
At the end of school year, the teacher calculates the total run kilometres and the class, according to the distance achieved, decides where to go on the map.
The aim of the activity for each class is go as far as possible .
Deconstructing Education: creative and inclusive schools in gastronomic cities