On November 29, the International Institute of Humanitarian Law hosted the 5th class of the Dante Alighieri primary school of the Almerini Foundation of Sanremo, for a visit dedicated to the discovery of the work of the Institute and the Education Inspiring Peace Laboratory, of which the Institute is a founding member together with the Municipality of Sanremo.
The visit opened with the presentation of the activities of the Institute and the EIP Lab by Gian Luca Beruto, Deputy Secretary General of the IIHL and Director of the Laboratory. The young students were able to learn about human rights and peace by getting to know the EIP Lab as an international center for the promotion of projects on peace education and citizenship.
The meeting was also an opportunity to experience some games that inspire peace, selected from the catalogue – available here – produced within the European project Peace Games.
The moment of play with children was coordinated by some students of the last year of Liceo G. Cassini, accompanied by Professor Walter Scavello, in order to strengthen the exchange of transversal skills between students of different ages.
This activity was part of the pilot actions of Peace Games, aimed at launching innovative learning paths for primary and secondary school students, starting from experimenting games that contribute to the development of civic, communicative, intercultural and conflict transformation skills.
In particular, children were involved in four different games: Peace-War-Peace, The Mind, Feelinks – the game of emotions and Hellapagos.
A final collective reflection was carried out on the appreciation of the activities and the notions learned thanks to the games, and it showed a significantly high level of appreciation and enthusiasm from each side!
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