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20 Mar 2009

Pupils from Rome reflected about safety in their surroundings

In Rome, pupils worked in pairs to identify what safety means. They produced sentences with messages such as “Safety means being sure of your own abilities”, “I feel safe with my family” or “I like my school”. The pupils drew a picture to accompany the messages. All of the drawings and messages were compiled in a book entitled: Safety knocking at your door – our investigation of safety.

The children also talked about what they do when they move around by themselves in the neighbourhood. They discussed what their parents allow them to do. This work resulted in interviews with parents about safe streets and what their parents think safety represents for children.

Another school in a disadvantaged area of the city went on field trips around the neighbourhood in order to pinpoint the pleasant and enjoyable places in the area. The pupils took pictures of their favourite places and wrote an account about why they liked these particular places.

Three schools in Rome worked on the historical development of their neighbourhoods. They used photos to document how and why the various zones/quarters differed from one another.