Art Exhibition - Italy
ART EXHIBITION ‘ISTITUTO COMPRENSIVO CARPI 2’
In our Istituto three kind of schools are present: Nursery school, Primary school, Secondary school. The Art Exhibition has been a chance for each school to work with children and students on their rights and responsibilities producing in the end art or photo works.
At the opening our principal, Mr Attilio Desiderio pointed out the importance of the Partnership and the cooperation between the different grades of our School while prof. Storchi explained aims and activities of the project.
Nursery School “Andersen”
The activity took place in the group of children aged 5, the oldest ones, where a conversation was held in preparation of the Childreen’s Rights World Day on 20th November.
After thta conversation which was really interesting children prepared a large poster with a world map at the centre and each child drew himself/herself with open arms all around in order to build a circle with his/her mates.
Then, in small groups, they filled the world map at the centre with different techniques and material.
Finally the groups mimed what they thought most important for a child to grow peaceful and happy, and some photos were taken and put between the world map and the children circle.
Primary School “G. Rodari”
We needed 10 periods to prepare, start, realize our activity on children’s rights and photo on them.
In class we did a ‘circle time’ activity on the rights to check what they knew about the topic and their interests. After that we drew a concept map on the rights
On November 20th we read the Convention on Children’s Rights, analysed its different categories and elicited pupils on the meaning they have for them, especially the ones present in their daily life in order to be aware of them.
In December Mr. Storchi, English teacher and some students from secondary School came to show us a video on Children’s Rights.
Then pupils found out pictures on magazines and newspapers illustrating the fundamental rights; with them they produced some posters with news and pictures.
After these activities some parents came to class for a lesson on photography.
In our 6th period we did a pair work with a different right for each couple of pupils in order to get an idea about a photo on that same right. After this all class discussed the ideas and gave suggestions to get to the final project on photos.
In the last three periods some parents came to class to help children to realize photos in small groups then we did a pair work on ‘creative writing’ to write poems related to the rights.
Here are some of the photos and some of the poems translated into English taken and written by class 4B with help of parents and teacher Mrs Miriam Dazzi.
Right to equality Right not to be kidnapped Right to be loved
Right to equality Right to Family
Playing all together Living together is a valuable treasure
Eating all together Having a family
Going to school all together is a wonderful thing.
Descovering new things all together Having people
Reading all togethe who love you
. Learning all together means something.
Getting friends all together It means something,
Travelling all together if they do not leave you
Sharing all together In front of a door.
Because we are all EQUAL. It means something
Ali Shah Alex Piccolo if people arond you
Nishain Imihamilage Alessia Ghironi
Right to Health Right to Free Opinion Right to Family
Right to free thought and opinion Right not to work
We are free to think, We don’t want to work,
nobody can stop us. but to test and play
We can choose which game to play to be happy.
the belief to follow, We don’t want orders,
. the path to walk along. listen to our opinions.
Having different thoughts Who wants us to work
from our friends’ ones, probably doesn’t know
from people’s ones, that we are people
of those who want to force us, to be protected
in a game to be educated
in a belief to be loved.
in a path
In a thought.
Lorenzo Cerini Samuele Stefani Leonardo Callegari Noah Gualdi
Right to Life and name Right not to work Right to Education
Right to Education Right to live in peace
I would like to go to school. Let’s paint a world without wars and violence
I would like to study. the hope in a new life,
I would like to listen. freedom for each man.
I would like to learn to write, The rainbow shining
to draw. the colours of peace.
So, Red, happiness
I would like to meet new friends, orange, quietness
I would like to have materials, yellow, cheerfulness,
what I need. green, serenity,
I would like to face many challenges light blue, trust in the other,
and help my mates to overcome them. indigo blue, friendship,
I would also like to make mistakes, Purple, for justice.
someone to push me to try again. A thousand smiling faces,
I would like. Let me try. a thousand of children games,
protected under this rainbow.
Let’s open our eyes to the heart
And help this world to change.
Izhan Zubair Francesca Brancaccio Federico Blasotta Alexandro Ligotino
The workshop will continue with Mr Storchi’s participation in class during second term to work on rights and English in order to make pupils be more confident with this language.
Scuola Secondaria di 1° grado “Guido Fassi”
Our classes at Scuola Secondaria (Middle School) worked both with English and Italian teachers, analyzing the Convention on Children’s Rights, the Art teachers all together worked as well in different ways but the results have certainly been good.
Here we attach some of the main works students of different classes did on rights.
Some classe with teacher Mrs Ferrara worked on a long large strip on different rights and the result was this.
A long wall half covered with a huge strip on children’s right.
Other classes worked in a more traditional way with Mrs Gabriella Bonarrigo. Students produced lots of works but here we attach only the nicest ones for each right.
Children's Rights Every child has two lives,
t he one he/she dreams and the one he/she suffers United in Diversity
Right to Equality and No discrimination Right to Peace
Right to Play Right to Education Right to Health
Right to food and water Right not to work Right to life and happiness
No to drugs No to violence