Workshop in Italy

reading aloud

I haven’t posted in a while as I’ve spent the past three months travelling around Europe with only brief stays in the UK in between. In that space of time I have visited five different countries!

Last week I felt very privileged to be invited to hold two workshops at the Rolandino de Passaggeri Secondary School in Bologna, by Italian teacher, Marica Triola, who works on behalf of the Italian Consulate in schools in Cambridgeshire. The workshops were part of the “Libriamoci” project of reading aloud in schools and were aimed at promoting a dialogue between the two cultures.

Charades

I worked with two classes of twelve-year-olds who impressed me with their knowledge and understanding of English. Before reading aloud from the first book of the Agnil’s Worlds series, ‘The Rise of Agnil’, we explored vocabulary relating to character traits with a game of charades.

reading aloud

At least one of the classes had been introduced to Agnil’s Worlds by exploring this very web site. Both classes listened attentively and appeared to enjoy being read to by a native English speaker.

The ‘Libriamoci’ project was promoted by the Ministry of Education and Research along with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Activities and Tourism.