Turelli: “Our goal is to make the new generations more aware of the reality that surrounds them, of the beauty and variety of the agricultural world, of the excellence achieved in the area and of the great work behind each of them.”
The award ceremony for the final phase of the food education project “School on the farm” was held this morning (Monday, May 9).
“This year we have also carried out an important project with commitment and enthusiasm, which involved thousands of children from Brescia with educational and fun activities on the subject of healthy food and agriculture. Our goal is to make the new generations more aware of the reality that surrounds them, of the beauty and variety of the agricultural world, of the excellence achieved in the area and of the great work behind each of them. And also to convey to the children the goodness of our food, which has the scent of tradition, but which is produced in an increasingly innovative, smart and sustainable way. “
This is the message Nadia Turelli, Vice President of Coldiretti Brescia and Provincial Delegate Donne Impresa Coldiretti on the occasion of the last celebration of the school project 2021/2022, this morning in the open areas of the Dosso Badino farm in Monticelli Brusati. Guests at the agricultural entrepreneurs Alessandra and Carola Morandi, together with students and teachers from the institutions involved, Massimo Albano, Director of Coldiretti Brescia, Fabio Rolfi, Regional Councilor for Agriculture, Food and Green Systems, Paolo Musatti, Mayor of Monticelli Brusati, Giuseppe Bonelli, Director of the Brescia Territorial School Office, Federica di Cosimo, UTS Brescia, Enrico Linetti, CEO for Cobo with Gino Mainardi ing. by Cobo and representing the Donne Impresa Group of Coldiretti Brescia, Vittoria Urgnani and Sonia Moletta.
A morning of quizzes, with the finals in “Agricultural Championships”, led by Sara Vecchiati, Erica Ziliani and Luca Rivabut also a visit to the zoo, a picnic of zero km and lots of fun for primary school children in Brescia. Especially among the finalists of the Coldiretti Brescia project, created in collaboration with the UTS of Brescia, four fourth classes of the institutes Mazzano, Trenzano and Sabbio Chiese, who challenged each other to the sound of curiosity and insight into the agricultural world of Brescia, on agricultural food and civic education . To win, to applause and enthusiasm, the students of IV A and IV B at the school in Trenzano, who beat the boys of IV B of Sabbio Chiese in the final. On the third stage of the podium class IV A by Mazzano, followed by IV A by Sabbio Chiese.
The award ceremony opened with greetings from the mayor Paolo Musattiwhich emphasized the importance of knowing and promoting the area also through educational initiatives aimed at children.
“It is essential to spread a new food culture among the younger generations – comments the member of the regional council Fabio Rolfi -. A conscious consumer who is aware of the origin and seasonal nature of the products helps to improve the environment in which we live and to add value to the work of farmers. The children know how to spread good practice even in the family. For this reason, Coldiretti’s work is particularly important for the present and not just for the future “.
Giuseppe BonelliDirector of UTS in Brescia, adds:
“It is a pleasure to return to celebrate the end of this path, which sees us every year with Coldiretti to promote food education and a healthy lifestyle. We also thank the teachers, school leaders and children’s families for their commitment to organizing class participation in the initiative. “
The collaboration with Cobo, a Brescia-based company at the forefront of the technological innovation sector for agriculture, is also confirmed.
“As a company historically committed to providing advanced tools and technologies,” comments the CEO Enrico Linetti – We believe it is important to make a concrete contribution to raising awareness among young people to make them understand the professional opportunities associated with the agricultural sector.
Late in the morning, the announcement of the winners of the works created by the classes participating in the school project 2021/2022 was exhibited in the courtyard of the farmhouse. For the kindergarten category, the first prize went to the Cemmo di Capo di Ponte facility, while IV A in Castelletto di Leno was awarded the primary school prize. For junior high school, the students from Sarezzo won, and for high school, the award went to II A from the Einaudi Institute in Chiari.
“We are also successfully closing this edition of the school project – concludes the director of Coldiretti Brescia Massimo Albano – with the hope of being able to arrange many face-to-face activities and a big party for next year, where even more schools are involved and open new collaborations with local companies ”.