'At Work in Europe’, May 2019
On Monday 6th May a small group of Y8 and Y9 students travelled to our partner school in Bisceglie Italy, to take part in the second of our Erasmus + trips for our current European funded project.
Students were hosted by Italian families and experienced full cultural emersion living the day to day life of their partner and trying lots of traditional food.
During the week we went on excursions to Martina Franca dairy farm, where students learnt about the milking process, the production of ricotta and hard cheeses which the farm exports and tried their hand at baking bread. We also visited a whistle museum and a local potter in Rutigliano, who specialises in making the whistles in the traditional manner.
We met with a start-up youth business, which employs and supports young men with learning difficulties. They cooked a delicious snack for us from their food truck during a visit to the botanic garden.
As part of a group task students toured the centre of Bisceglie and visited various places of work. A local embroiderer, a bakery, a pasta shop and fish monger all presented to students about their jobs and the products they sell.
Throughout the week students completed tasks, which helped them to establish what type of skillset they have and which role within a team is best suited to them. We finished the week with the DaVinci Challenge presentations of new inventions created by the students, which would in some way improve a particular area of life.
Henry Beaufort students were sad to leave at the end of such a positive week and look forward to seeing some of their host partners again when they visit Winchester in October.