Topic: Green economy for a low-emission, climate resilient and environmentally friendly future
Date: 06/11/2022 – 12/11/2022
Hosting school: I.S.I.T. Bassi-Burgatti (Italy)
The second and intermediate Joint-Staff Training Event between teachers of each school will be hosted by I.S.I.T. Bassi-Burgatti in Cento (Italy) and took place from 06th to 12th of November 2022.
- Öffentliches Stiftsgymnasium der Benediktiner in St. Paul –Klagenfurt (Austria)
- Aristoteleio Kollegio –Thessaloniki (Greece)
- EBSAAS –Madeira (Portugal)
- IES Joaquin Turina –Sevilla (Spain)
- Gymnasieskolan Spyken –Lund (Sweden)
6th November 2022, Sunday
Some of the teachers arrived today and some the day after: we picked them up at the Bologna Marconi Airport or at the Central Train Station.
7th November 2022, Monday
A tour of the school was organized to visit the laboratories and their tools, the administrative offices and people, the gym, the rooms and classes, the garden, our fantastic bar inside the school and the colorful Erasmus+ Corner. Then, in the room 3.0, we spread the main concepts linked to the Erasmus+ topics and material for the activities was distributed, talking also about the COP27 which took place exactly in these days. Lunch at school to disseminate the project: some Emilian baked specialties were served. A group of teachers took the bus to visit Modena in the afternoon, well-known for the balsamic vinegar and for the Ferrari Museum. In the evening, the teachers spent their first evening together at the ‘Signora Emilia’ restaurant.
8th November 2022, Tuesday
In the morning, Dr. Alessandro Mingotti, ex-student at ISIT Bassi-Burgatti, showed us many usages of water, in the industrial, chemical, energetic fields, as well as its huge importance for the human beings and living creatures. We shared a lot of ideas on how we deal with water every day in our countries. Then, we divided in groups to undertake the job shadowing activity: some of the teachers followed English lessons, some Chemistry, some Automatic Systems and Electrical Systems Design. In the afternoon we all went to Bologna and visited its amazing medieval town centre: the two towers of Garisenda and Asinelli, Maggiore Square, San Petronio’s Church, the Anatomic Theatre at Archiginnasio and ate a tasty Italian ice-cream together. We also visited the amazing Santo Stefano Square, within its seven churches that resemble Christ’s sepulchre in Jerusalem.
9th November 2022, Wednesday
In the morning the group had an interesting visit inside the Rocca Castle, the most ancient building of Cento. Thanks to Maria Teresa Alberti, responsible for the library, we were told a lot of information about Cento’s medieval and renaissance periods, as well as some gossips written in the local chronicles. Then, we were also shown of lots of curious manuals, chronicles, and documents, together with old pictures, representing Cento’s life during the centuries, when it still was a town on the water. We had a break at a special place called ‘Da té’, in which various delicious tea types are served by disabled local people. A project thought and owned by the mother of one of them, which helps these guys to keep in touch with their society and feel appreciated in many ways.In the afternoon, some of us went to visit Ravenna, one the most beautiful Italian coastal cities, and its mesmerizing mosaics, inside Galla Placidia Mausoleo, Sant’Apollinare in Classe and Dante Alighieri’s tomb.Others went to the Gispoteca Vitali, a magical place that mixes art and culture with local projects, such as the Alveare one (Beehive): a short supply chain spot, where every Thursday a market takes place. A yummy dinner was prepared for us at the most ancient osteria in Cento: Da Cencio.
10th November 2022, Thursday
Veniceday! We went to Veniceby train and then had a ferryboat trip on the typical Venetian canals, headed to a little island called Sant’Erasmo, where most of the sustainable agricultural production for the Venetian archipelago takes place.There we were welcomed by Davide Tozzato and Alvise Cinelli, owners and farmers at the same time of many ‘orti’, green flat lands where every kind of vegetable can be grown.Their company name is ‘Osti in Orto’, that is, ‘Innkeepers in the gardens’. We had arural lunch and tried different specialties of the island: baccalà (stockfish), polenta (corn porridge) and, of course, the vegetables!
11th November 2022, Friday
Dott.ssa Chiara Lodi, post-PHD student and teacher at the University of Urbino (and Ferrara before) told and showed us some interesting and warning data about the economic aspects linked to our usage of the world in general. A good conversation and many different points of view came from this analysis. During the afternoon a group of teachers reached Ferrara to visit its wonderful medieval town centre: Trento Trieste Square, the Ghetto, San Giorgio’s Cathedral, Delle Volte Street, MunicipaleSquare with the well-known covered stair, and the huge Estense Castle. In the evening we had our last ‘pizzata’ altogether, where we exchanged all the presents and received the Erasmus certificates.
12th November 2022, Saturday
We said ‘goodbye’ to all our colleagues, looking forward to seeing them very soon.