Students Meetings – Italy – SOCHAH

Students Meetings – Italy – SOCHAH

Students Meetings


The SOCHAH project aims to sensitize students to true universal values, preparing them for the European dimension. Mobility C3 takes place at the Giordani-Striano Technological Institute of Naples, which offers four five-year study courses (chemistry, electrical engineering, IT and mechanics) aimed at obtaining a diploma that allows both access to the world of work, and the continuation of studies. The school, masterfully led by the principal Elena De Gregorio, works extensively to define and implement actions that contrast early school leaving, prevent discrimination, promote inclusion, guarantee success for all students, and pay particular attention to learning difficulties. , promote the recovery of difficulties, enhance excellence and enhance merit.

The central theme of mobility is good nutrition, an issue that becomes increasingly important for the well-being of the person, since it has been established that eating well contributes to a healthy life. Each participating country presents some peculiar aspects in this regard, through the works carried out by the students in the preparatory phase. A central role is assumed by traditional Neapolitan food, and by the typical products of the Mediterranean diet, which according to doctors and nutritionists represents a fundamental lifestyle for human health, so much so that in 2010 it was included in the list by UNESCO. of the heritages of humanity.

There are also some workshops organized for the pursuit of the aims of the project: – sharing cultures to promote identity and respect, accept and welcome diversity; – acquire knowledge of their own traditions and those of their partners; – achieve awareness and respect for other people and other religions; – improve ICT skills together with English language skills; – improve cooperation between schools, local authorities and local actors. Monday, March 14, 2022 – First activities at the ITT Giordani-Striano All the partners meet at school and the project manager, Prof. Rosaria Nocerino, assisted by Prof. Bianca Discepola and Daniela Daniele, presents the program of the week.

Then, the students are divided into two groups and participate in some activities aimed at getting to know the participants: – Workshop 1: Chemistry Laboratory (preparation of soaps) – Workshop 2: EUREKA mathematics laboratory (math games). At the end the Italian students perform a Neapolitan Tarantella, an ethnic dance that takes place in pairs. Tuesday, March 15, 2022 – Visit some places in Naples The day begins at Palazzo S. Giacomo, the Town Hall of the city of Naples.

The delegation is welcomed by the Deputy Mayor Dr. Ludovica Pasquarella, who talks about the city of Naples, congratulates him on the project on the sharing of cultural heritage and rewards the various schools with medals from the city of Naples. It follows a guided tour of some places in the historic center of the city: Piazza del Gesù Nuovo, the Church of the Gesù Nuovo, the Basilica of Santa Chiara, Piazza San Domenico Maggiore, many historic buildings along the way, Via San Gregorio Armeno, Piazza San Gaetano, the monumental complex of San Lorenzo Maggiore, the Spanish Quarters, the Umberto I Gallery, Piazza del Plebiscito and Via Caracciolo.

Guests are thus able to admire Neapolitan culture in numerous facets: monuments and historic buildings, typical shops (including those dedicated to the art of cribs), universities, places of cultural interest and linked to the Neapolitan culinary tradition (including pizzerias famous all over the world). Wednesday, March 16, 2022 – Visit to Pompeii and Sorrento The Pompeii excavations are an extraordinary archaeological site, which has nothing to envy to masterpieces such as the Colosseum or the Acropolis of Athens. Since 1997, the ruins of Pompeii are included in the UNESCO cultural heritage; therefore, today Pompeii is one of the major tourist attractions in Italy.

There are many finds that have allowed us to reconstruct not only the events, but also the habits and customs of Roman society. A short distance from Pompeii) is Sorrento, a holiday resort known since ancient times, which fascinates tourists and visitors with its breathtaking views of the Gulf of Naples, the landscape of gardens and citrus groves, the charming old town made up of small streets crowded with shops, bars, restaurants and limoncello shops (a typical handcrafted liqueur, which is served cold in small glasses, also cold). The group stops at the Fattoria “La Sorgente”, a beautiful agricultural structure, well kept, with various barn and courtyard animals, with trees and vineyards, located among the lemon groves on the hills above Sorrento.

The visit of the farm begins with a demonstration on how to make mozzarella and ricotta, which are fresh cheeses. In particular, mozzarella is a symbolic food of Italian cuisine all over the world. Thursday, March 17, 2022 – Further activities at the ITT Giordani-Striano In the Sala Nitti, students take turns presenting the typical recipes of their countries. Then, they are divided into groups to prepare the final task, which consists in making a video about the visit to the historic center. In the meantime, the teachers in the Erasmus Room with Prof. Nocerino learn how to make “Gnocchi”, a typically Campania culinary preparation. After the lunch offered by the parents of the participating students, we proceed with the delivery of the certificates of participation.

Former students Francesco Perna, Gloria Bossone and Mattia Mazzella di Bosco participated in the C3 mobility activities, representing tangible proof of the significance of Erasmus + projects and above all testifying that participating in such a project is a life-changing event that produces sensations that will last for life. As with all mobilities and in full harmony with the spirit of Erasmus, the participating students had the opportunity to visit places far from their everyday life in complete safety, sharing their As with all mobilities and in full harmony with the spirit of Erasmus, the participating students had the opportunity to visit places far from their everyday life in complete safety, sharing their cultural aspects, improving their language skills effectively and quickly and building relationships. of friendship that could last forever.