A teacher from ICCG (Italy) shares her experience with the DREAMS piloting:
The best part of the piloting was to see the participation with interest of all students, who put themselves on someone else’s shoes. They interacted and switch roles. They reflected and had fun at the same time. At the beginning it was a bit difficult to select the students for the workshop, because we would have liked to give the opportunity to participate in this project to everyone. Moreover, it was not easy to do theatre activities, that normally required a physical contact, in a time with strong restrictions due to the Covid-19 regulations. But this strengthened even more my idea that if you really believe in a project, you must not give up, but rather move forward, despite the limitations imposed by the contingent reality. Because, still you can obtain good results like it happened to us.
I feel I can recommend this project to my colleagues but also to teachers of other schools. In fact, I invite them to give to themselves and to their students the opportunity to undertake this Trip that will leave its mark. Also, it will help to bring out some elements of their inner world that usually do not come out during the traditional learning. Moreover, students will feel supported and guided in this particularly sensitive time of their lives in which they are about to face the transition to secondary school.
It only remains for me to wish you a good Trip and you will not regret it!