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Departure Wednesday 10th March
2010 at 6.30 am (SHARP!!!) in front
of school.
Arrival Friday 12th March 2010 at
about 9.30 pm in front of school
Wednesday morning: visit to the city of Colmar
Wednesday afternoon: accommodation in the hotel
Thursday morning: visit to the city of Strasburg
Thursday afternoon: visit to the European Parliament and after shopping in
Friday morning: visit to the city of Freiburg
Remember to wear warm clothes and don’t forget your camera
What was the weather like?
It was......
… and very
But our first real stop was in Colmar, a small
town with strange and beautiful colored
rooftops. We saw the big Cathedral which had
an impressive dome. After that we had a
break in a “français café”, where we met a
French couple, but obviously we didn’t speak
Two months ago I went to
Strasbourg (in France) with my
class for a school trip. We stayed
there for three beautiful days and
it was amazing. We left Turin at
6:30 o’clock a.m. and there
wasn’t sun in the sky yet. The
journey was very long and quite
boring but I also played and
talked with my friends for the
whole time. We stopped at
service stations for three times or
We arrived in Strasbourg at 6 o’clock
p.m. and it was dark. We put our bags
in the hotel: our bedrooms were very
cool!! (there was a cooker too!).
We had dinner at the restaurant, it was
far far away from the hotel so we had to
walk. The food wasn’t so good…but we
ate anyway. The second day we woke
up very early and the weather was very
terrible, it was cold, and then, when we
had a breakfast it started to snow!
That day we spent all the time to visiting the
city, with a French guide, who speaks
fortunately Italian…He told us the story of
Strasbourg and then, we visited some
monuments and churches in the centre of
the city. I like very much the “Notre Dame
Cathedral”, it was fantastic, particularly the
strange clock, near the exit of the church.
We also saw the European Parliament, it was
very big, and the European Council.
In the afternoon we did some
shopping at the “ La Fayette
Galleries” and I bought some
clothes, and other things…In the
evening I and my friends played
with cards, or talked, or sometimes
discussed about our affairs, and we
went to bed at 2 or 3 o’clock p.m…
it depends.
The evening was my prefer part of the
day….I enjoyed myself very much!! The
last day we left Strasbourg early but we
had another stop in Freiburg, in
Germany….That was the best day of the
trip, we did another shopping together
(without teachers) and I had an hot
chocolate with my best friend while all my
classmates were buying hot-dogs.
We came back in Turin at 10:30 and our
parents were here…to take us. This trip
was amazing, I enjoyed everything in
Strasbourg (but I also enjoyed the day we
spent in Freiburg) , I would like to stay
more days there but I’m so happy too that
I can say….I love France!
From 10th to 12th March 2010, I
went to Strasbourg with my class,
for a school trip. We went there by
bus and Mrs Andreoni and Schirosi
accompanied us in this beautiful
French city. We left Turin at 6.30
a.m. and before the arrival in
Strasbourg, we stopped in a town
called Colmar. It was a very
beautiful and interesting medieval
town. Then we arrived in Strasbourg
at about 6.00 p.m.. we went
immediately to the hotel, where we
left our bags.
Our bedrooms were quite beautiful, and there we talked and played a lot. After
that we had a dinner in a restaurant far away from the hotel, but the food wasn’t
so good.
On the second day we went out, in the
morning, for a visit in the city with a
French guide. We saw a lot of beautiful
monuments and churches such the
cathedral of Strasbourg. It was very
high and beautiful with her pinnacles. I
enjoyed it so much. After a quickly
lunch we went in the afternoon to the
European Parliament, where we took
part of a discussion.
At the end of this debate we did shopping in
the city centre. Next we went to the
restaurant, but this time food was good.
Finally came back to the hotel and there we
spent a fantastic evening. On the last day we
left Strasbourg for Freiburg, a German city,
and there we visited the cathedral: it was
similar to the cathedral of Strasbourg. Finally
we came back to Turin and we arrived here
at 9.30. It was a fantastic experience and I
hope to repeat it in the future.
The European Parliament
from the river and the inside
The statue outside the Parliament represents Mother Europe hugging her son
The European Parliament (Europarl or EP) is the directly elected parliamentary
institution of the European Union (EU). Together with the Council of the
European Union (the Council), it forms the bicameral legislative branch of the
EU and has been described as one of the most powerful legislatures in the world.
The parliamentarians are
known in English as
Members of the European
Parliament (MEPs).
They are elected every 5
years by universal adult
suffrage and sit according to
political allegiance; about a
third are women .Before
1979 they were appointed
by their national
As States are allocated seats according to population, the maximum
number of MEPs is 736. However enlargements may lead to this number
being exceeded until the following election, for example between 2007
and 2009 due to the accession of Romania and Bulgaria however the
rules are due to be changed under the Treaty of Lisbon.
The Common European Framework for the
Learning and Teaching Foreign Languages
was born here.
An ideal geographical location
Located in north-eastern France, alongside Switzerland and Germany, Alsace
enjoys an ideal location in the heart of Europe. The region has 1.7 million
inhabitants, and comprises two départements (counties), the Upper Alsace to
the south and the Lower Alsace to the north. At 190 km in length and 50 km
wide, Alsace is a moderately sized region. Its modest surface area (8 280 km²)
makes it easy to discover, while at the same time offering a wide variety of
landscapes ranging from forests and valleys to plains and peaks.
A dynamic local economy
Alsace is one of the most dynamic and prosperous regions in France. With its
border location, Alsace is situated at Europe's economic crossroads around the
Rhine. The region boasts an impressive modern infrastructure enabling it to fulfil
its role as a trading centre between northern and southern Europe.
“L’Europa in 12 lezioni” Pascal Fontaine - 2007
“Guida del Cittadino alle istituzioni dell’UE” 2007
“Esploriamo l’Europa”- 2008
“The European Parliament” - July 2009
“Il Parlamento Europeo” - luglio 2009
“Il Parlamento Europeo Campione di Valori Europei” 2008
editi dal Servizio Comunicazioni del Parlamento Europeo
Un ringraziamento va:
• al “Centro Europe Direct Torino” e Provincia di Torino, con cui
sono stati realizzati due incontri di “avvicinamento” all’Europa
• alle animatrici che hanno condotto le attività gioco e di
sensibilizzazione alla cittadinanza. Il materiale che ci è stato
consegnato ci ha permesso uno studio serio ed approfondito.
• al Dott. Marco Marinai, DG Comunicazione, Unità Visite e seminari
del Parlamento europeo, che ci ha accolto a Strasburgo.
• alla Preside Prof Silvana Paterlino che ha voluto condividere con
noi questa esperienza.
Referente del Progetto:
Prof. Giuliana Andreoni
Materie Letterarie e Approfondimento
Cittadinanza e Costituzione
Prof. Patrizia Schirosi
Lingua Inglese
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