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Comenius program of 7 to 11th March 2012
Gravina di Catania (Italy)

 

The arrivals:

> The arrivals are from France on Tuesday 6th and from Poland, Finland, Spain,

Greece and Belgium on Wednesday 7th.


> The transfers from the airport:

> Tuesday 6 March, 7.05pm - Gabriella and a host family will pick up the seven

people from France at Catania Fontanarossa Airport.

> Wednesday 7 March, 9.00am Pina Maugeri will pick up two people from Greece at

Catania Central Station.


> Wednesday 7 March 2.45 & 3.05pm - The host families will pick up seven people from

Poland, six people from Spain and nine people from Belgium at Catania Fontanarossa

Airport.


> Wednesday 7 March 10.05pm – The host families will pick up the seven people from

Finland


> The transfer time to Gravina is about 30 minutes.

> All participants will be taken to their hotels and host families homes.


Day 1 - Wednesday 7th

> 7.30pm - Folk music and dance in the Auditorium in Gravina.

> 8.30pm - Dinner for all the Comenius participants at a pizzeria Montana Pub


Day 2 - Thursday 8th

> Breakfast - In the hotels or with the host families.

> 7.55am - We meet at the school.

> 8.00am - School will start. Everybody goes to the classes, the children will be

with the host brothers or sisters.

> 9.30am - Welcome to all the participants.

> 10.30-11.00am - Break.

> 11.00am-1.00pm - activity

> 1.00-2.00pm - The children will go home with the host families. Comenius

Teachers, lunch at school

> 2.00-5.00pm - At the school, all work together on "The Book of Our School".

> 5.00pm - Return to the hotels or to the host families’ homes.

> 8.00pm – free time


Day 3 - Friday 9th

> Breakfast - In the hotels or with the host families.

> 7.55am - We meet at the school.

> 8.00am - School will start. Everybody goes to the classes, the children will be

with the host brothers or sisters.

> 10.30am-12.30pm - The Italian children teach some plays, songs, dance and

activities in the gymnasium. The children can play all together.

> 1.00-2.00pm - The children will go home with the host families. Comenius

teachers lunch at the school

> 2.00-3.00pm - At the school, all work together on "The Book of Our School".

> 3.00pm - Return to the hotels or to the host families’ homes.

> 5.00pm –7.00pm meeting in the city centre to discover

Catania. Walk through the historic center, between the feast of baroque monuments

and ancient traditions.

> Cathedral Square: the old Platea Magna and the elephant symbol of Catania.

> Visit the Cathedral dedicated to Saint Agatha, and that also houses the tomb of

Vincenzo Bellini, structures between Norman, Renaissance and Baroque decorations.

> Crociferi Street (Church of St. Francis and St. Benedict) the triumph of the

baroque, University Square.

> 7.30 pm - free dinner


Day 4 - Saturday 10th

> Breakfast - In the hotels or with the host families.

> 8.30am - We all meet at the school.

> 9.00am - Departure from school. A trip has been organised for all of the

"Comenius" group, visiting the 2.900 mt high volcano Mount Etna (if it isn't

erupting!!), by bus.

> 10.00am - arrival at the South Side of Etna at an altitude of 2900, the area

> Rifugio Sapienza excursion to the Silvestri craters (eruption of 1892) - eruption

> 2001/03 with Nature Guide.

> 1.30pm - Lunch at Rifugio Sapienza

> After lunch we will visit the Riviera of the Cyclops (Acitrezza and Aci Castello)

> 5.30pm – back to school

> 8.00pm – free time

> 8.15pm – departure Greece


Day 5 - Sunday 11th

> Breakfast - In the hotels or with the host families.

> 9.00am – departure Finland

> 9.55am – departure Belgium and Spain

> 12.25pm – departure France


Day 6 – Monday

> 9,40am – departure Poland