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.
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.
As a first step the students had to do some individual research about this local speciality, they went to the local library, logged on the Internet and collected as much information as they could about the topic. In the second stage they wrote the draft in small groups and a high school student translated it into English.
Deconstructing Education: creative and inclusive schools in gastronomic cities