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Pupils and classes from Milan


2nd C – Control Class

Class 2C inaugurates in the Comprehensive School Marcello Candia a whole section with a musical syllabus: at the same time as the normal lessons, it is possible to study an instrument, from the piano, percussion, flute, guitar, as well as theory and solfeggio of course, related to the practice of the instruments, but essential for musical discipline This is why the pupils return to school in the afternoon on Mondays and Wednesdays.

The class has 20 pupils, of whom 12 are Italian and eight of different origins: South America, Philippines, Tunisia, Belarus and Egypt. In almost all the cases the pupils are well inserted and do not show particular difficulties of integration or of language: they have in common a passion for music, which is an art that certainly requires sacrifices, but also stimuli and satisfaction. They study French as the second language as well as English which this year is also taught according to the CLIL methodology.

The youngsters are lively even though, at times, they have to be prompted to share publicly ideas, talent and personal opinions. Their families are present in the attempt to accompany their children for a successful education, both from the school proper and in their musical “dream”.

2nd F – Experimental Class

Class 2F, although having only 14 pupils, is one of the most representative classes of the situation in which the Istituto Candia operates. All the pupils come from very different origins: Hai Zhen, Enqi and Rao are from China, Nicholas and Sorin from Romania, Patrick is Peruvian,  Gianluca and Alessia are Ecuadorian, Anne Jielyn and Krizia are Filipino, Jakup is Serbian, Youssef is half-Algerian and half-Tunisian and Martina’s mother is Cuban. Only Andrea is Italian! Almost all are second-generation Milanese, because they were born here, whereas others moved to Italy when they were small with their families. They are all learning to consider this diversity of origins, culture and language as the real wealth of the class group, of which they can rightly be proud. The class group is gradually forming and values like ‘respect’, ‘listening’, ‘commitment’ and ‘collaboration’ are becoming important words for them all, to which to refer in every activity.  

This way it is always great to start the adventure of learning together every day!