SIAL is part of the UNESCO Associated schools Network that links educational institutions across the world around a common goal: to build the defences of peace in the minds of children and young people.
The Network promotes and encourages innovative teaching and participative learning, together with intercultural dialogue, sustainable development and quality education in practice.
As part of this Network, at SIAL we have started a brand new project this year that involves the entire school and of which we are very proud: it is our ‘Adopt a Granny’ project.
The role played by the elderly in a child’s and society’s development is of course essential; their wisdom, experience and historical memories have a considerable contribution to make to personal development.
There are, however, many elderly people living largely alone in London who are just waiting to spend some time with some adoptive grandchildren. At the same time, lots of children don’t have the possibility of having their grandparents close to where they live.
So why not let them meet and help each other?
In the picture above the children met Domizia (who is helping to co-ordinate this project) in order to introduce them to the work’s benefits, importance and necessary actions.
As part of this initiative, letters and drawings will be exchanged regularly throughout the year in conjunction with various activities that each class will carry forward.