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Traffic in Corso Ercole I d’Este: our Principal’s reply

Below is the letter written by our headmistress Caterina Azzini, published today, Tuesday 9 February 2021, in the newspaper La Nuova Ferrara.

This letter is in response to the article below, published by La Nuova Ferrara on 4 February 2021 .


Update: Award ceremony of national competition, ‘Che Storia!’

Our budding Secondary School writers are receiving a prestigious award for ranking in the national competition, ‘Che Storia!’

The ceremony will take place on Monday 12th October at the Auditorium of the Central National Library in Rome. The event will honour the best features written by High School students and edited by teachers.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and a recent resurgence in cases, our school will not be there to receive our awards. It was a hard decision to make, but a necessary one to ensure the safety of our staff and students.

We deliberated this decision until the last minute, so that we may make a timely judgement. Although we regret not being there in person, we believe this is the best course of action. This choice in no way diminishes the pride we feel for our talented students.

We would like to congratulate our star student authors, once again:  Matilde Baldassari, Andrea Ottone Berselli, Giulia Cavicchi and Fiorile Giacomoni.

Click on the link below to read their award-winning story, ‘Voci da Palazzo Gulinelli’:


Reflections: School During Lockdown

Now that we are emerging, blinking in the sunlight, we look back on what we have experienced these past few months.

It’s been a school year like no other. Far apart, but learning together. Doing all we can to feel close and connected.

In 2nd Grade, the children wrote down their thoughts and drew pictures to reflect how they got through this trying time.

This project was dreamed up by their teacher, Giulia Bottura, who is so proud of how much they’ve grown. Despite the challenges they’ve faced, they show maturity and wisdom far beyond their years.

Read the inspiring and humbling examples below.




Children of the primary school have been flexing their writing muscles. Here, we share some of their marvellous storytelling.

Our bright students let their imaginations run free and produced some gripping tales. What’s more, thanks to the guidance of their teacher, Elena Berveglieri, we have created a virtual library!

Browse through the short stories here to transport you to another world. Maybe they’ll inspire you to get writing too!

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