Circolo Didattico San Giovanni Bosco
Biancavilla is a small town with an old cultural history, it is located at the foot of the volcano Etna and 35 km from Catania, the second biggest city of Sicily: Its inhabitans, together with people from different countries, are employed in agriculture, Biancavilla’s most developed sector, but also in small local factories and businesses. Biancavilla has a sports field where young people can train in different sports: athletics, football, tennis. The football team takes part in Sicilian championships with good results.
Our school school staff count more 50 teachers and two different building; one with an old cultural history and one is modern with a big garden. In our school there are 304 pupils in kindergarden and 571 in Primary school, including students with disabilities, learning difficulties, familiars problem and immigrants pupils too, but not many, they are well-integrated in our school system. We have IT and science laboratories, where the students are able to have a direct and responsible experience with computers and science experiments.
We have teacher specialist in science, art, music, ITC, phisical educatin, basket and tennis.
We have also a choir with more 100 students, he take part in local festivities and competition, and cultural event.
Our school for decades was coordinator in Comenius project and our community gave us his contribution and cllaboration.
eTwinning have stimulated students curiosity and attention, have encouraged disables pupils to partecipate in the activities of the projects, to use new technologies, learn and improve english language, to know different culture and traditions and start a friendship; teachers have exchanged information in order to learn and apply new teahing strategies and methodologies, to improve english language and competence in TIC.
Actually we have a project in eTwinning live called “FROM TRASH TO TREASURE”. Students are happy to create new things from trash, change work and message with children from different States.
This year we have some experimental projects: use digital whiteboard, use tablets in class, have CLIL lesson, use mystudio platform