Buki introduces her primary school, her teacher and friends. We find out about their favourite subjects, what exercises they do in the gym, what they eat for lunch, and what their favourite games are at playtime. We hear times of day for different activities and find out about the legend of Romulus and Remus. The visit is presented in Italian with graphics in Italian and narration in English.

This clip is from:
Being Italian
First broadcast:
8 February 2010

This clip could be used to enable children to appreciate the differences and similarities between their own school experience and that of children in Italy. The clip could be paused to focus on the different areas within the school to allow children to collate their own visual references to compare and contrast Italian school settings with their own. A visual display of their findings could be created, included bi-lingual labelling.

Could be used for developing language specific structures. Children can be asked to pick out the different phrases which express likes - ‘a me piace’, ‘a noi piace’, ‘mi piace’, ‘a noi piace’ - then move on to building their own sentences using a set of cards displaying key words.

Could be used for introducing people using sentences such as ‘Questa è …,’ ‘Questo è …’. Children can move around the classroom and asked to practise by introducing the person next to them.