May 7th was a special eTwinning day for Liceo Scientifico “Fermi” in Aversa which had the honor to host Mrs Paola Guillaro, the eTwinning representative of USR Campania (Regional Board of Education) and three eTwinning Ambassadors Mrs. Antonietta Calò , Mrs. Maria Nica and Mr Carmine Iannicelli, to celebrate the 10th eTwinning anniversary, with the collaboration of University of Naples “Parthenope”. The event was advertised on the Italian eTwinning website , on the Campania Board of Education website and on all the regional schools ones.
The ceremony opened with the European anthem played on a piano by two students and an exciting clapping to welcome all the eTwinning representativesA special public made up of the territory school teachers and principals (from the primary to the secondary schools) greatly appreciated our initiatives, such as: the students’ human logo and the balloon release at 12:30 pm to keep in touch with all the national and European schools.
Moreover May 7th has become a memorable date for Liceo “Fermi” because in 2014 there was an important conference which recorded the presence of the Italian Minister of Education Mrs Stefania Giannini who spent half a day visiting the school and speaking to our students and to many political representatives and headmasters of the territory and the former Director of Campania Region Board of Education. The conference became international when, to start the educational debate, there was a Skype connection between the Minister and the representatives of the Liceo “Fermi” who were in Portugal for a Comenius meeting with other representatives from Turkey, Germany, Belgium and Austria.
After a year, 7th May 2015, USR Campania and eTwinning celebrated the eTwinning 10th anniversary at Liceo “Fermi”, that’s why for us this date must be saved for special events.
The USR of Campania has organized such a seminary to underline the importance of collaboration and partnerships among schools and the territory in order to “start” and share eTwinning experiences which are the most important part of Erasmus+ programs.
What are the results? Well a great deal of teachers and students spent a profitable “working day” sharing new didactic experiences and they are now ready to start running new eTwinning projects. To record the exciting day the Liceo Scientifico “Fermi” has created an on line magazine you can read at:
Happy birthday eTwinning and see you next 7th May 2016!
Costanza Chirico, teacher of English at Liceo ” E.Fermi”- Aversa- Italy