Ours is a public school with the main office in Ripi, a small town 60 km South of Rome. We have 2 Infant, 2 Primary and 2 Secondary Schools located in Ripi and Torrice, a nearby town. Our students are from 3 to 13 years old. We have an average of 870 students and 100 teachers. Most of our students are from the local neighborhood, but we also have a certain number of pupils (15-17%) from immigrant families, mainly from Romania, Albania or Africa.
Nearby we have a Museum of Energy, where the children follow lab activities/workshops and enrich the scientific curriculum, in nearby towns there are also the Prehistoric Museum of Pofi, the Archeologic Museum of Frosinone, the Fregellae Museum of Ceprano.
We have been involved in a Comenius project in years 2011-2013, with partners from Poland, Greece, Whales, Czech Rep.
Our school curriculum is based on literacy, maths/science and foreign languages, English and French. We always want to find and suggest new innovative teaching methods, in particular from a practical point of view such as cooperative learning and problem solving and we are also activating jigsaw cooperative learning.
Coding has also become one or our main concerns to develop new teaching-learning methods.
Several classes have been or are involved in e-twinning projects with the equivalent age groups from schools in Spain (English language) or in Rumania (French Language).
Our Secondary School is specialized in music, in fact we have our own school orchestras and our music teachers are highly qualified. Teachers and pupils exchange frequently with other schools in Italy and Europe and participate to events and music festivals.
We have received various European funds to realize the wi-fi network in our school buildings to enhance technological innovation, to improve the level of learning different subjects and guarantee all students equal opportunities in developing individual skills. We want to design an innovative teaching model that uses digital technologies and organizes classrooms as multimedia and laboratory learning environments.
We feel that the students, the staff and the families of our school will all gain skills, confidence and inspiration from the Erasmus+ project . Certainly inclusion and gender equality is amongst our goals, as is the fact that students take part in the economic and social development of their town, of their country and of the European Union, in close cooperation with families and local partnerships. We will enhance team building, students’ enterprising and public spirit and democratic attitude. Use of ICT will be encouraged as a means of communication to exchange personal and project information, in the creation of digital presentations, or blogs, or digital-video recording. Through the use of new technologies, while the students’ design, build and produce, they will acquire practical and leadership skills, key skills in foreign language and maths, in problem solving and teamwork. At last we hope to inspire towards innovation, creative thinking and lifelong learning.