The objective of the activity is to bring the Italian culture to the spanish people through a presentation and debate with the Christmas topic.
On Wednesday, 11th of December, we visited the Sagrada Familia School of Silla from 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m to present an ‘Erasmus in Schools’ to three different classes: from 9:00 a.m to 10:00 a.m to 1st year of secondary education class, formed by 27 students. From 10:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m to 3rd year of secondary education, a class formed by 23 students, and the last from 11:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m, another class of 1st of secondary education formed by 29 students.
Rocco, the coordinator of the day, started the class by introducing himself and explaining who he is, what ESN is and why he was there at that time to talk to them. In addition, he made a presentation about Italy and its culture. The main feature of his presentation was to break the ice and help children interact by asking many questions. It started with questions about “what do you know about Italy?” or “what city would you like to visit from Italy?” And the children were quite active. There was also a time when typical Italian gestures were taught and the students wanted to try some of them.
Later, Simona, an Erasmus student from Italy, decided to make a presentation with Christmas topic. During her presentation, she explained how Christmas is celebrated in Italy, the typical food, talking with emotion about how Christmas totally changes her city, that is filled with lights and attractions for all the children.
Pupils in the classes seemed very interested and did not hesitate to ask Simona questions about her country, about her habits and how her Erasmus experience in Valencia is and how it can be difficult to live abroad.
In conclusion, the children wanted to explain how Christmas is celebrated in Spain, they talked about the typical food and the tradition of the 12 grapes.
At the end, one of the classes said goodbye in Italian and one of them thanked us for the great class we just gave.
Erasmus in Schools has been quite positive. Simona wants to repeat the experience and the children also thanked us. The teacher was very satisfied with how the day has developed.