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Slow Food Anglia and Italian school project

In early October we were invited by Ugo Pazzi the President of Slow Food Marche to visit an Italian school in the town of Macerata to meet the staff and children.
The school is the Instituto san Giuseppe a private institution run as a cooperative by the parents in the Italian region of Marche in the east of Italy, with the 220 children attending the school from the ages of 4 to 14 when they then move on to high school.
The Instituto San Giuseppe cooperative school in Macerata prides itself on the quality of teaching and the wide range of subjects it teaches, and as well as normal academic subjects it also concentrates on food and diet, including growing some of the food that they use in their kitchens
It offers children a wide range of non academic work too, including pottery, weaving, theatre, design, dance, fencing and many other diverse subjects and also feel it very important to teach of English to the children from an early age.

The San Guiseppe school dates back to 1922 with the…

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