Here is a student reflection written by Bridget N and Amelia P about Italian incursion:
"On Monday, 14 November, Year 7 and 8 Italian students received a visit from Italian pastry chef, Pier Barel. During the incursion, we learned about Pier Barel's upbringing and the origins of Italian Christmas sweets. We were able to further our learning of the Italian language as Signor Pier spoke mostly in Italian. At the end of his presentation, we had the opportunity to sample four baked treats: Panettone (Milano), Pandoro (Verona), Gubana (Fruili Venezia Guilia) and Strufoli (Naples, Southern Italy)."
Students also reflected on both the language experience and the cultural knowledge they have gained, below are some comments:
Year 8 Italian students were studying the topic on 'Parliamo di Salute' (Let’s talk about health). Students learned about different body parts, as well as how to describe symptoms, illnesses and how to give appropriate advice for the various ailments in Italian.
Below are some videos of students presenting patient descriptions, illness symptoms and appropriate medical advice: