Children of third, fourth and fifth grade of San Giorgio Primary School in Salici who participated “Bell’Impresa!” Project and she learns manual skills and civic skills related to the world in an experimental way Cooperation, democracy and active citizens.
The project was born in the year 2020 of the Hermete Cooperative and selected by “With children” foundation. under the FWorld for the fight against adolescent educational poverty to support the protagonism, activation and entrepreneurship of minors, in close relationship with Comprehensive Institute, Community and Territorial Educational Service.
The three classes followed different paths, each going down to the territory from the wishes of the children and the needs of the schooland purposeful community between educators and teachers.
The 5th grade participated in the Officina Delle Competences this morning: during the meetings the theme of Children’s rights already introduced the year before. With the help of expert Flora Ambrosi, children have been able to express and create the rights they value most, such as the right to education, family and play. some beautiful watercolors which is then the starting point for the creation of a decorative plaque for the school entrance. Together with the teacher, they presented the project to the second class and told about their journey.
The fourth school year, which started last year with a project concerning the landscaping of the schoolyard, this year founded its own school cooperative, called “The Space Cats”, carried out in the will to take care of the outside area of the schooldemonstrate how the children know recognize and appreciate i common goods which surround them.
With the help of the Alpine Group of San Giorgio in Salicithe class closed the wall in the yard behind the school with flower boxes decorated by the children themselves, who wanted to remember the way with respect. to the Agenda 2030 about some of them reporting the image of various goals being addressed, such as “gender” and “sustainable cities and communities”. Subsequently, the young company created objects, which were then created during a market with the third graders.
The third class actually completed the Bell’Impresa! to establish the school cooperative “The Super Class” and decided, always in a democratic way, to create wooden artifacts to display on the market together with older companions. Enthusiasm was very high and production was plentiful. That was the goal experimenting with alternative materialsTo make laboratory experiences, to produce special objects, but also to improve their work with a wider audience, which consists of teachers and educators, but also companions, grandparents and parents.
In fact, as reported by the Educators by Hermete Gloria Guardini and Jacopo Boscaini “every child grows up in an educational community that has the power to support everyone’s talent and to improve and realize their competencies, as well as to accompany the children to provide them to the group in a generous and democratic way. . , to support others, to achieve a great common goal“.
Thus, on April 9, 2022, on the occasion of the ecological day, which was promoted by the municipality of Sona in the territory of San Giorgio in Salici, it was erected in the sports facilities of the city. the banquet of “Bell’Impresa!” of the school cooperatives “I Gatti Spaziali” and “La Super Classe”. The participation exceeded all expectations and the children had the great satisfaction of the Mayor of the municipality Sona Gianluigi MazziL ‘Counselor for Equal Opportunities Monia Cimichellathe Teacher Maria Federici, Educators and many of their teachers. The visibility of the action was also possible thanks to the work related to the education and guidance of the adult community, especially thanks to the project partner with Hermete as leader, ie. Projectworld, Cooperative Le Fate, Edulife, Irecoop Veneto, University of Verona, Valpolicella Benaco Banca.
To the immense joy of all children, the day was finally over with a snack offered by the Civil Protection. “A special thank you – say the educators – it is a duty for families who have participated with enthusiasm, including family and friends involved“.
The two cooperatives have chosen to invest the money earned from donations in different ways: d “Space Cats” buy gardening tools and teaching materials while you “Super Class” buy board games and books for the school library e donate part of the proceeds to the ABEO Association, to help less happy children regain their smile. All purchased materials were displayed in the hall to share the event with all the students of the complex.
Enthusiastic about the huge success of the market, the “Super Class” wanted to continue another business: it prepared decorated boxes for each class of the complex where he built distributed games during the last few meetings. In small groups, in the morning with the teachers, the children visit the other classes to tell them about the work and the contents of the gift box.
“Loads for the great satisfaction of this year – graduate educators – “we can not wait for a new adventure to begin next school year“.