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Italian School of Athens at the Opening Ceremony of the 2023/2024 school year

Scuola italiana Atene alla Cerimonia d’inaugurazione dell’a.s. 2023/2024
Scuola italiana Atene alla Cerimonia d’inaugurazione dell’a.s. 2023/2024

The Inauguration Ceremony of the 2023/2024 school year “Tutti a Scuola” was held at the “Saffi/Alberti” Technical Institute in Forlì on 18 September 2023; as every year, the event was organised by the Italian Ministry of Education and Merit.

The event was attended by President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella, the Italian Minister of Education and Merit Giuseppe Valditara, and the Italian Minister of Labour and Social Policies Marina Elvira Calderone. The event was enlivened, as usual, by representatives from the fields of culture, sport and entertainment, and student delegations from all Italian regions.

For the first time, the Italian Training and Education System around the world was also involved in the ceremony, with the participation of the Head of Office V of the Directorate General for Public and Cultural Diplomacy, Marco Maria Cerbo, and a delegation from the Italian State School of Athens, composed of Headmistress Veronica T.R. Sole, a teacher and five students, representing all the Italian Schools abroad.

“The Italian School of Athens has enabled me to balance Greek and Italian culture in my growth, offering a unique study context”, said Erato, a student of Italian-Greek origin in her final year at the Liceo Scientifico, who spoke during the ceremony. “I have been attending the Italian School of Athens since first grade. In the Italian school, you can find a multicultural environment, with students from all over the world, and a school curriculum that is different both from that of other Greek schools and from the curriculum of schools in Italy. Thanks to my education, I would like to continue my studies in Italy, perhaps focusing on mathematics or physics”, said Lorelai, a Greek pupil in year III.

The Italian School of Athens was selected to participate in the event as it will host the inauguration ceremony for the new school year of Italian schools abroad in the northern hemisphere on 27 September 2023.

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