Istituto di Istruzione Superiore “San Giovanni Bosco”Istituto di Istruzione Superiore “San Giovanni Bosco”Viadana (MN) - ITALYViadana (MN) - ITALYHaskovo, 2° Meeting 4 – 8 March 2013
After the first meeting inAnkara in November …where the teachers Giovanna and Marco participated …
6 classes of our school STARTED to developthe activities within the project4 classes in our 1stcenter located in Viadana:4AA, 2BA (Social Services sector)and …
Hskovo, 4 - 8 March 20134AE, 4AM (Electrical and Mechanical sector)
2 classes in the 2nd centerGazoldo degli Ippoliti:2BR3AB – catering
With these classes… We organized a tour in the territory with anexpert guide The students took some pictures and videos The students were asked to fill in aquestionnaire about …
These questions… (1) Are you happy in your city? (Y/N) If your answer is “Yes” What are the things that make you happy? If your answer is “No” What are the things that make you unhappy? What are the things that would make your citybetter to live? Are there any cultural, traditional or historicalitems/buildings you see in your city?
The questions… (2) If your answer is “Yes” What are these items/buildings? If your answer is “No” What would you like them to be? Do you know the things that make the city“slow”?
4AA 17 years oldSocial Services Sector… Nobody is happy in ourcity … because we are unhappy when we lookaround!
yes, the Church of the Castle, the Church of SanRocco , the Synagogue and the Muvi Museumbut they are often neglected and unknown to theresidentsAre there any cultural, traditional orhistorical items/buildings you see in yourcity?Muvi Museum
•meeting places for teenagers,meeting places for teenagers,•buildings painted in lively colours,buildings painted in lively colours,•facilities where you can learnfacilities where you can learn•the taste for Art and beautythe taste for Art and beautyWhat are the things that wouldmake your city better?
Do you know the things thatmake the city "slow"?YesMore meeting possibilities for people,More meeting possibilities for people,more security both during the day andmore security both during the day andduring the night,during the night,more waste binsmore waste bins
2BA2BA 15 years oldSocial ServicesSectorGirls realised a good movie … about Viadana
The most part of the classanswered…Yes, I’m happy, because … It’s a quiet town I have lots of friends There are restaurants, a library, parks, shops,and schools…
What are the things thatwould make your citybetter? A train station Outdoor sports More cafés, pubs…
About the historicalitems/buildings… The Churches The Synagogue The Museum TheTheatre
About things that make acity “slow” Healthy lifestyle Healthy food Natural beauties Simple life Walking along the river banks or the countryside Local traditional festivals
4AEM 17 years oldElecrical and Mechanical sector
We visited the MUVI center – MUSEUM VIADANAWe visited the MUVI center – MUSEUM VIADANA
The most part of the classanswered… It’s beautiful I can play rugby I have lots of friends… Pubs, cinemas,…Yes, I’m happy because …
What are the things thatwould make your citybetter? Green areas More young people More football and rugby camps
About the historicalitems/buildings… The Churches The Avigni Arc The Library … …Polenta, salame and Lambrusco wine
About things that make acity “slow” I don’t know …
School trip to MantuaStudents from our Form, 3AB, arediscovering their own town
Mantua- on 13thDecember 2012, on a cold market day.We are students at a Catering and Hospitality School in Gazoldo, a littletown 15 km from Mantua. We have discovered elements of art andarchitecture typical of Mantuan palaces and churches.St. Andrew’sBasilica
A town surrounded by lakesThe three lakes around Mantua are an important water resource and,in the past, they were also a line of communication.Today they are a place for fun and sports, such as canoeing. The floraand fauna are rich, especially in July and August, when water liliesare in full blossom. But there is also the other side of the coin: in thesummer, the water of the lakes gives origin to lots of humidity as wellas to very annoying mosquitos. Photo byDall’AglioAnna Maria
Our town is a preciouslittle jewel protectedby its lakes.Protection is,sometimes, isolation,lack of facilities;but our town also hasan originalpersonality, maybefragile, yet unique,like any human being.(Masso Clarissa and Form 3AB)
Students of 3AB answeredabout MantuaMantua … It’s wonderful Full of history, ancient buildings The three lakes, lots of green areas, you cango cycling… It’s a quiet cityYes, I’m happy because …
What are the things thatwould make your citybetter? More cultural events More parking areas Public transports on time Better road surfaces
About the historicalitems/buildings …Palazzo ducalePalazzoTeChurch of S. AndreaTeatro BibienaRotonda di S. LorenzoDuomo…
About things that make acity “slow” Many green and quiet areas Cycle tracks, pedestrian zones
Mantuaa great historical townIstituto Istruzione Superiore "S.G.Bosco”Gazoldo – class 2BR
The origins of Mantua➲ The origins of Mantua can be traced back tothe prehistoric time➲ It was founded on a group of three lakesformed by Mincio river➲ The names of the lakes are “Superiore” “Dimezzo” and “Inferiore”➲ Water for Mantua was important because itwas its defence against possible invaders
San Giorgio CastleIt is an imposing building designed by Bartolinoda Novara on wish of Francesco I Gonzaga. Iwas built between 1395 and 1400.The castlewas the first official residence of Gonzagafamily.
The DukePalace➲ The Duke palace along with San Giorgio Castle is thelargest and the most famous construction in Mantua.It is about 34.000 square metres. It was built duringthe century by Gonzaga Family and it containedfamous paintings and masterpieces.
“Camera degli Sposi” byMantegna➲ A famous room visible in San Giorgio Castle is the “Cameradegli Sposi” painted by Mantegna between 1465 and 1474,it represented Gonzaga Family
Important persons in MantuaHistory: Virgilio➲ PublioVirgilio Marone the famous Romanpoet who wrote “Eneide” was born in Andesthe present day Pietole. Statue ofVirgilio inVirgiliana Square
Isabella dEsteGonzaga➲ Isabella dEste Gonzaga, the wife of Francesco II, one of theleading women in the Italian Renaissance, an importantcultural and political figure. She was a patron of the arts, aleader of fashion, her innovative style of dressing was copiedby women throughout Italy and at the French court.
Our English teacher guided us in knowinghistory and beauty of our town Mantua andafter that we answered to the questionnaire.
CONCLUSIONSItalian students replied to the questionnaire about the project “PTWTDD” in thefollowing way:• 80% of students are happy in their cities (Viadana and Mantova) because theyare quiet, small; there are restaurants, museums, many shops, the hospital andthey have got a lot of friends;• 20% of students aren’t happy in their city because they don’t like it and theythink it’s too noisy and ugly.Students say that the things would make their cities better to live are:• parks with many trees, a lot of shops, sport facilities, meeting places forteenager, activities for young people and more transports.Most of the students saw and visited cultural and historical buildings in their citieslike: churches, the synagogue, the theatre, museums, library, the square andancient remains.They think that the natural landscape, a simple healthy lifestyle for examplewalking along the banks of the river or the lake, cycle, festivals with traditionalfood of the place, different cultures and religions of people, make the city “slow”.
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