A “teacher of tasting” came in our class, and made a lot of experiments in order to show how much food is important for us. We made two lessons: in the first one pupils discovered that during the day we need to eat food with five different colours (red, orange, green, purple, white). This can help our body to grow in a right way and to increase our immune system defences.
During the second lesson students could understand how much water in contained in what we eat, using the “water man”.
The project “ A GOOD SNACK” aims to sensitise pupils to social and cultural problems. In this way, those problems are faced thanks to the active effort of the students and of their families.
In a determined snack pause, previously arranged, school students don’t bring their snack with them because they are invited to buy it at school. The snacks are prepared by some classes who are in charge also to manage the selling and buying actions.
In this second term, the school has organized a specific lesson in order to reflect and think together with students on which kind of snack could be more suitable for the students and to have a healthy and well-balanced snack.
So, 24 students, 8 students each from the three 3rd class of the school involved in the project (3A, 3D, 3F) have attended a laboratory hold by MADEGUS.
During this laboratory, the students had the chance to learn the main basis of an healthy snack and they got some simple but tasty recipes!
A special lesson, with a nutrition expert, to learn the secrets of a breakfast to face tough activities and sportive competition.
During the regulary time lesson technology and science teachers have deepen some important themes, such as:
– nutrients in food
– the food function, concerning in particular the plastic and energy function
– the food pyramid
The students, working in small groups and helped by their teachers, have made some poster/boards on these themes.
Each group after the work explained the topic to other students of the class.
These boards/posters hand painted and hand written were exposed during the student mobility week.
The class 2F has deepened some important topics concerning the rural landscape of the province of Parma and the traditional products of our territory.
Thanks to this work, the students have found out the close relationship between man, environment and agricolture in our territory.
Moreover, they worked in small groups and they made a leaflet titled “Parma: landscape of colors, smells and… tastes!” on the main products of our territory with some recipes of our traditional meals
Intercultural Menu at school. Trough the project, created during the project “Crescere in armonia – Educare al BenEssere” (Grow up in armony – educate to WellBeing), the local administration wants to promote new initiatives that let the school catering be a chance of meeting and welcoming cultural differences.
Some videos are avaible for students and their families that show how the proposed international meals are made.
The students had the opportunity to see the objects and tools on display dating back to the XIX-XX centuries related to the method of production of this local speciality.
Samuele, 12 years old, wrote the lyrics of a song about his favourite menu including a few gastronomic specialities such as Parmesan cheese, salami, ham, pasta, pizza and ice-cream.
Samuele who has a talent for singing was very keen on writing the lyrics that express his personal feelings and emotions about food.
As a preparatory work the students attended a workshop about the digestive system. Then each student created, through individual work, a component of their own digestive system made of different materials: fabric, plastic items, balloons, etc.
This activity made the school subject (science) more enjoyable and understandable and resulted in unexpected outcomes. The students loved the cooperative work and could experiment with new mediums: oil and acrylic paints, fabric, strings, plastic, etc.
Our pupils at the Children Hospital Schools were involved in 3 Skype connections with the Primary School in Denia. During the contacts we exchanged useful information about our countries, our education system, our common activities and plans about the project. Our students created a quiz game about Italian food and the Spanish pupils interacted with them.
Our students loved chatting to the Spanish pupils. In the beginning they considered it as a challenging activity but later they gained self-confidence, realized that they had improved their communicative skills and had learnt a lot of things about Spain.