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  1. 1. Dirigente ScolasticoProf. Girolamo Piazza
  2. 2. In the heart of Sicily,the cradle of the Mediterranean
  3. 3. Santa Margherita di Belìce
  4. 4. Santa Margherita di BelìceIt was founded in 1572 by Baron Antonio Corbera. It’s in the West of the province of Agrigento between the Belìce and the Senore rivers, where there was the ancient Arab hamlet, Mazil-Sindi
  5. 5. This is theharmorial-bearingsof S. Margherita di Belìce. Itrepresents a river, a daisy and a crown. It symbolizes the barony of the Corberas’
  6. 6. In our territory there are some Sicani, Greek, Roman and Arab archaeological finds.
  7. 7. It’s in the South-West of Sicily ,on a hill at about 400 m. above the sea level. Its population is about 5000. The Patron Saint is St. Rosalie. She’s celebrated on the 4th September every year.
  8. 8. A terrible earthquake destroyed our small town during the night, on 15th January 1968. S. Margherita was razed to the ground. Manyother small towns of the Belice Valley were hit by that earthquake.
  9. 9. S. Margherita di BelìceDestroyed by the Today earthquake rebuilt
  10. 10. OUR MOTHER CHURCHDestroyed Rebuilt from 1991 to 1996
  11. 11. This woody sculpture of the Most Holy Crocified isinside the new Mother Church. It’s on the wall above the High Altar
  12. 12. This Crucifix was blessed andvenerated by Pope JohnPaul II on 9th May 1993.
  13. 13. Today the restored Mother Church is a Memory Museum. People can find photos, pictures, newspapers and magazines to keep the memory alive about the earthquake.
  14. 14. Matteotti Square
  15. 15. Libertà Street
  16. 16. S. Margherita is also called the land of the leopard.
  17. 17. The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa Set in the 1860s, The Leopard tells the story of a decadent, dying Sicilian aristocracy threatened by the approaching forces of democracy and revolution. The dramatic richness of observation, and the grasp of human frailty imbue The Leopard with its particular melancholy beauty and power, among the greatest historical novels of our time.
  18. 18. Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa made references to S. Margherita diBelìce in his most popular novel «The Leopard». Luchino Visconti, a famous Italian director, extracted a film from this novel. Claudia Cardinale, Burt Lancaster and Alain Delon played in it.
  19. 19. Every year there is animportant cultural festival at Filangeri-Cuto Palace «the InternationalLiterary Giuseppe Tomasidi Lampedusa prize». Next summer there will be the 10th edition
  20. 20. G. Tomasi di Lampedusa spent his summer holidays in S. Margherita di Belìce CUTO’ PALACE COFFEE HOUSE (our town hall)
  21. 21. These are some corners ofthe wonderful Cutò Palace garden. It’s rich in oldMediterranean plants and in ancient fountains.
  22. 22. Typical products• VASTEDDA• WINES• PRICKLY-PEARS
  23. 23. VASTEDDAIt’s a very unusual cheesemade with the Belìcesheep milk and naturallamb rennet.
  24. 24. WINESRed and white wines arethe main products of ourterritory.Chardonnay, Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon andSyrah have a greatsuccess.
  25. 25. PRICKLY-PEARSThey have different colours according to thevariety: the yellow one, the red one and thewhite one. We can eat them or we can use them tomake juices, spirits, marmalades, ice-creamand jellies.
  26. 26. Istituto Comprensivo di ScuolaPrimaria e Secondaria di I Grado“Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa” ad Indirizzo Musicale
  27. 27. Italian School SystemIt’s based on two Education isprinciples: the compulsory for 10 years, from 6 to 16educational aids and the years oldautonomy of Regions andSchool Institutions. Theselast ones, following theNational Directions, cancarry projects out on theInternet with otherschools or as a singleschool
  28. 28. Italian School Path Italian school path starts from three – Pre-primary Aged 3 - 5 Not year with Pre-primary, not compulsory compulsory but attended by 95% of the children aged 3-5 years. Primary Aged 6 - 11 Compulsory The second level is Primary School, it Middle Aged 11 - 14 Compulsory lasts 5 years from 6 to 11 years old. school Secondary Aged 14 - 19 Compulsory The third level is Secondary First Grade School Liceo up to 16 School, usually called Middle School. It Vocational- lasts 3 years from 11 to 14. technical After the Middle school we have the University 3 years : Not Secondary School system divided in Short Degree compulsory two branches classical or scientific +2 years: «liceo» and vocational or technical Degree of specialization education. These kinds of school involved students from 14 to 19.
  29. 29. OUR SCHOOLOur school is formed by two institutes: a Primary School and a Middle School(scuola media). Our students can do Musical Studies . PRIMARY SCHOOL MIDDLE SCHOOL
  30. 30. Scuola Primaria plesso S. Giovanni Bosco353 students attend ourPrimary School. Their schoolday starts at 8.30 andfinishes at 13.30
  31. 31. Computer Lab
  32. 32. Pottery Lab
  33. 33. Our Folk Group
  34. 34. 260 students attend ourMiddle School. School starts Scuola Secondariaat 8.30 and finishes at 13.30every day from Monday toSaturday. Only two classes di I Gradohave full time twice a weekand students have lunch atschool.
  35. 35. Computer Lab
  36. 36. Lavagne Interattive Multimediali In each classroom there is one LIM ( aninteractive multimedial blackboard).
  37. 37. The School Canteen
  38. 38. The teachers’ room
  39. 39. The School Gym
  40. 40. School activities in our big Room
  41. 41. The School Orchestra Students can play: • violin • guitar • flute • piano
  42. 42. Progetto Comenius “Play with me not with pc”The «Comenius» project wantsto support and assure thedevelopment and the schooltraining. It wants also to helpstudents and teachers tounderstand better Europeancultures,different languagesand values.
  44. 44. Games and Posters
  45. 45. Comenius partners THANKS to the «COMENIUS» PROJECTWe have theopportunity to meetand compare oneanother, so thatgrowingtogether………Greeks,Italians, Latvians,Romanians, Spanishand Turkish for abetter Europeanintegration!
  46. 46. Supported by - Mayoralty and Mr Basilio Scaturro a member of our administration council- G. Tomasi di Lampedusa Literary Park- Team teachers