delivered to the students of Valdieri the school furniture, the conceived and designed –

“To make a tree you need a seed,” Sergio Endrigo sang almost 50 years ago. And a seed is also needed when the wood has a colored shape that completes a custom-made piece of furniture. The seed, in this case, was the drawing made by the students of the current fifth grade of Valdieri’s primary school to participate in the previous edition of the competition “Design a piece of furniture for your school”, the last part of project “A scuola di legno” As leader San Carlos Technical Schools, supported by the wood section of Confindustria Cuneo.

According to the jury, Valdieri’s is the work that has best been able to interpret the meaning of the competition, with the aim of motivating children to use creativity and practical sense in the development of a piece of furniture. A work which, as explained by Elena Angaramo, referent to the “A Scuola di legno” project for Confindustria Cuneo, is “the product of imagination and practicality, capable of ideally combining the conceptual work of primary school students with the work of students. San Carlo Technical Schools that actually made the furniture “.

Following the intervention of the municipal administration of Valdieri, by the voice of Deputy Mayor Sharon Giraudo and City Councilor Davide Audisio, grateful to the organizers “for providing this opportunity for teamwork, decide to reward the children in the city school”, and representative of the provincial school office, Antonio Moschella , who expressed his satisfaction with “a project that sees the commitment from several realities and to which the office will continue to give its support”, spoke the young students of Valdieri. The interview of the teachers explained the creators of the furniture, how the activity for the competition started with teaching visual arts, and then all the other subjects were involved: mathematics, for scaling and symmetries, but also history and science.

Also present at the award ceremony was Renata Garrone, Director of the Comprehensive Institute for Robilante, who highlighted how beautiful it is, “when so many different disciplines and skills are mixed and the school also opens up the world of work, giving young people the opportunity to see , what the area also offers as job opportunities.

Considerations that recur in the words of the entrepreneur Simone Saglietti, intervened as representative of the Wood section of Confindustria Cuneo: “It’s exciting to see tomorrow’s entrepreneurs, future workers, who have tried their hand at designing a piece of furniture. My hope is that some of them are passionate about this type of career path. On the other hand, the feeling of Confindustria Cuneo’s participation in such initiatives is precisely to train young people in the world of work and share our experiences with them ”.

Elena Giraudo, Director of San Carlo Technical Schools at Cuneo, emphasized how her department strongly believes this project started in 2016. “The latter was a special edition, made via video link due to Covid, but it nevertheless allowed us to reach the furniture built by the children from the first and second grade of the ‘Wood Operator’ course after about two months of work , based on the boys’ design “.

A realization with some small changes, as explained by the students at San Carlo Technical Schools: “We had been asked for a top decorated with undergrowth, but we would have got a piece of furniture that was too heavy, so we thought about painting the top green, highlighting the brushstrokes well so that it would give the idea of ​​grass moved by the wind. For the drawers, on the other hand, we used a little opaque varnish to show the veins, while for the handles we used the river branches, worked and painted with beeswax ”.

In short, a piece of furniture in a craft way that will entice the participants in this year’s competition to put all their efforts into the design of furniture for their school. The 2021-2022 edition of “A scuola di legno”, entitled “Wood, a teacher in sustainability”, will involve 16 schools with 34 classes, for a total of 620 children, who will participate in activities carried out mainly in the classroom , with some video conference interventions, and as every year, at the end of the project, they will be able to work with the teachers on “Design a piece of furniture for your school”.

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