Reaching Out Through Skype is a multidisciplinary project that connects children with different backgrounds, ages and from different countries. The project aims to inspire children to learn multiple languages and to get in touch with their artistic talent
Multilingualism – let’s celebrate!
Early October, after thorough preparation and with the support of teachers from different disciplines, the children exchanged their presentations during a series of Skype sessions. The theme of the presentation is different each year. We have seen “My home” (2013), “Friendship” (2014) and “Theatre” (2015). The theme of 2016/2017 is MY FAVOURITE NATIONAL HOLIDAY.
The sound of the native language is just one of the elements of the presentation. Showing interest in the cultures you meet is another element until it reaches its culmination, a "magic moment", when a song, rehearsed in the language of the partner country is performed for each other. It always comes as a surprise.
A creative task
The bridge between the schools has been built and the students are now working on a creative task that will result in an International Children's Photo Exhibition.
The images made by the students on the day of the Public Holiday of their choice or in preparation to it will be collected here until the end of February. The 36 pictures will be selected for the photo exhibition which will be displayed in the Museo delle Civiltà – Museo nazionale delle Arti e Tradizioni popolari in Rome. The exhibition will reach the other participating countries.
The students of the I.T.T. C. Colombo (Italy) will be actively involved in the organization of the photo exhibition in Rome.
Should your school like to participate in this photo adventure – please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.