On Tuesday 13 March the Middle and High School students took part in an inter-house music contest, organised by Mr. Powell and also participated in a non-uniform day, in support of the PTA's fundraising initiatives.
Grade 9 have been looking into Pirandello and his concept of identity. Pirandello states that men wear masks through which other people identify them. These masks are many and change all the time, depending on whom they have in front of them. According to Pirandello "self" and "identity" are lost and unachievable in human beings.
Students showed impressive preparation and true excellence at the debating competition held on Wednesday in the I. Kant Library. The debate topics were: prejudice vs predetermination and appearance vs reality.
On Wednesday 14 March, Grade 8 students led an assembly on the theme of "Prejudice" and interviewed via Skype Rupert Brown, Professor at Essex University and author of the book "Prejudice: its Social Psychology".
The Grade 3 classes have had a great time with Book Week activities. We started the week with a special workshop by the Else Edizioni group who showed us how to screen-print our own books. The children were excited to see how books are printed and then put together.
Grade 5M visited the publishing house, Orecchio Acerbo, on Wednesday morning as part of a Book Week trip organised by Ms. Buccedi. After this trip, our students will be looking with even more care and delight at the way covers and illustrations can suggest multiple connections and perspectives.