The second mobility of the Erasmus +, European Healthy Lifestyle project, took place during a week, from 27th May - 31st June 2019, in Italy, at INSTITUTO COMPRESIVO STATALE GIUSEPPE DI VITTORIO a school in Palermo, located on the north coast of Sicily, in Sperone.
The Romanian team for the mobility consisted of 8 students and 3 teachers.
The topics prepared for the second mobility were the following:
- Orthorexia, eating disorder, symptoms, cause, treatment, PowerPoint presentation
- A video clip : about the danger of fast food commercials and the creation of the advertisement for healthy food – Fast food versus healthy food.
The activities were carried out at Giuseppe Di Vittorio school, but we had the opportunity to see many tourist attractions, visiting the surroundings of Palermo, enjoying the view of the statues artwork, admired historical buildings, Massimo Theatre, Pretoria Square also called the Square of Shame because of the nude statues, the Palace of the Eagles which is also the City Hall, and the impressive Cathedral, a true architectural masterpiece. During our stroll, we walk down the narrow alleys which linked many streets and felt the rhythm of the city hearing the sounds coming from the boutiques, bars and trattorias.
Travelling to Agrigento region we visited the Museum and the Valley of the Temples, the important landmarks which are part of the UNESCO World Heritage, the Garden of Kolymbetra, the Orleans Palace and the Royal Palace. We participated in activities involving navigation of sailing boats, a cruise from the port of Palermo on the Mediterranean Sea.
Another day we participated at the lessons of preparation and arrangement of specific meals, in a restaurant. The lessons were offered by students and teachers from the Professional School of Chefs and Waiters.
In addition, we travelled by tram to get an overview of the means of transport useful for travelling from the city to school. Another tourist attraction was The Stairs of The Turks, an impressive, rocky cliff of clay, silt and white marl, formed naturally over the centuries on the coast of Realmonte, in Agrigento.
As a relaxing activity, students and teachers enjoyed the beach and swimming in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
On Friday, the last day, students and teachers received the certificates of participation in a festive ceremony at school.
Palermo the beautiful city remained in our memory by its incredible history, stunning landscape, fascinating traditions and joyful and talkative people with a great sense of friendship and hospitality.