School, with a bit of imagination, is not unlike the world of football. The leap from teacher to coach, from class to squad and from studying to training isn’t all that far, and with this approach learning becomes a much more exciting experience.
It’s this way of thinking which has seen J-Museum’s educational workshops for families continue to go from strength to strength since their inception in September.
And it’s an approach which will now be able to stimulate the curious young minds of even more children thanks to a new accompanying initiative for primary and secondary school pupils.
Beginning this week, there are two new workshops created especially for the youngsters. The first, ‘La storia siamo noi – La storia siete voi’, is a journey through more than a century of the evolution of Turin seen through the perspective of football.
‘Stringere le mani del mondo’, the second workshop, is devoted to the importance of correct behavior towards the opposition. It was this topic that was chosen by the first two groups to take part in the activity.
Via a series of images, the pupils discovered the similarities between life in the classroom and life in a football team, as well as those between teacher and manager, before the much-anticipated tour of the J-Museum and stadium.
At the end of the experience, there was one final surprise waiting for the youngsters: an enormous dinosaur in the shopping centre opposite the museum.
But the intentions of the beast were anything but threatening. “Dino” is in fact a prehistoric advert for the fundraising campaign launched by the Piedmont Region in aid of Turin’s Natural Science Museum following an explosion that damaged parts of the city’s landmark in August of this year.
With this special greeting, the children rounded off a thoroughly educational day by finding out more about the importance of charity.