Le classi PRIME medie sono state coinvolte in una bizzarra e divertente lezione di inglese, i complimenti alle docenti del dipartimenti di lingua inglese per l'iniziativa.
The students of the I° Scuola Media have been the protagonists of an unusual
and funny English lesson about the old Irish legend of Jack O’Lantern. It was a creative and dynamic way to discover
better this Irish tradition.
Jennifer from England and Margareth from Ireland have helped us to know
better this legend. While they told the story in English, they asked the
students to get involved in it in order to be the protagonist of the lesson. In
order to reach this purpose, Jennifer and Margareth asked to some students to wear
funny clothes and to dramatize it.
Every October, carved pumpkins peer out from windows and doorsteps in
Ireland, Great Britain, United States and other parts of the world. The
practice of decorating “Jack O’Lanterns” originated in Ireland, where large
turnips were carved. Irish immigrants brought this tradition with them to
United States, they soon found that pumpkins, a fruit native to
America, make perfect Jack-O’-lanterns. Pumpkin became an integral part of
The Legend of “Stingy Jack”.
Jennifer and Margareth helped us to prepare our own lanterns in the
school canteen. Three big pumpkins, several spoons, candles and a lot of
curiosity have been the right ingredients of an interesting lesson. The
At the end The Barnbrack Cake, the traditional fruit cake in
Ireland, was served. Each student got a slice. Great interest was taken in the
outcome as there is a piece of rag, a coin and a ring in the cake that have a
meaning. If you get the rag then your
financial future is doubtful. If you get the coin then you can look forward to
a prosperous year. Getting the ring is a sure sign of impending romance or
continued happiness. A ring, a coin and a rag have been found from some
students in their slice of the cake.
It was a different lesson, but it was a good way to
improve our English.