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“Multilingualism is the means to get a greater intercultural understanding; it is a key element in the rich cultural heritage of Europe.”
European Commission

Reaching Out Through Skype is a multidisciplinary project that connects children with different backgrounds, ages and from different countries, and aims to inspire children to learn multiple languages and to get in touch with their artistic talent.

Reaching Out Through Skype is a multidisciplinary project that connects children with different backgrounds, ages and from different countries. The project takes place in the frame of the European Day of Languages and 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 NATIONAL HOLIDAYS and CELEBRATIONS.

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 - "Sharing Traditions"- YOUR COUNTRY, YOUR CELEBRATION.

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 25th April. 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 om 5-21 May. Later the exhibition 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.