Friday, 27 May 2016


On Monday 23 May a group of students from Liceo “V. Lilla” Francavilla Fontana visited the wildlife reserve and protected marine area of Torre Guaceto (Guaceto Tower), on Italy's Puglia coast, just 15km northwest of Brindisi.

The reserve includes a stretch of coast six kilometers long, characterized by typical Mediterranean landscape ranging from the sea to sand dunes, Mediterranean scrub and marshes, bordered by centuries-old olive groves.
The students had the opportunity to get to know the area, to observe plant species that are usually uncommon in other parts of the region and to appreciate living in harmony with nature.
The place is so called after a tower which is part of a series of towers existing along the coast. In the 16th century, because of the continuous and violent Turkish incursions, an Aragonese family planned and realized the building of these towers as a new defence system.

Originally the area was characterized by the presence of fresh water, which helped the growth of extensive woodland and varied species of animals - by the way, we also had the chance to see a beautiful solitary heron!

Thursday, 26 May 2016

OFFICIAL INVITATION for the 2nd project meeting in FRANCE

May 29th - June 4th 2016.

 The second short-term exchange of pupils  will take place in Saint-Lô in FRANCE


Wednesday, 25 May 2016

May 2016 - GIMNAZJUM NR2 TRZEBINIA in POLAND – Alcohol and Smoking Awareness Month

The motto of this month was !!!
Stay away from ADDICTION?

Use of addictive substances—tobacco/nicotine, alcohol and other drugs—during adolescence interferes with brain development. Use of any addictive substance while the brain is still developing increases the chances of future use any addictive substances.

9 out of 10 people who abuse or are addicted to nicotine, alcohol or other drugs began using these substances before they were 18 

One way that addiction and substance abuse can be prevented is through screening and early intervention.

Messages that parents, doctors, teachers, the media and others  send to children and teens about the dangers of tobacco/nicotine, alcohol and other drug abuse can be extremely influential in helping to prevent addiction and reduce substance abuse.


·         Resist social pressures to engage in substance use
·         Strenghten their self-esteem
·         Improve decision-making and communication skills
·         Manage stress and anxiety

During the month GIM2 TRZEBINIA students took part in a workshop conducted by a professional addiction prevention coach. They had a chance to use Alcohol and Drugs Simulation Goggles.
These tools help demonstrate through multiple activities the simulated effect of alcohol impairment including impaired targeting skills, slower judgement, diminished focus, delayed reactions and a loss of balance. During the class the  trainer has aslo taught  how to deal with emotions. He used a strong argument that appeals to teens more bluntly than the health aspect - MONEY. Taking no intoxicants you can save a large sum and invest in yourself and therefore enjoy good health in adulthood.

                                                   CLIK TO WATCH 'STOP ADDICTIONS CLASS' VIDEO

Performance as a Tool to Prevent Substance Abuse

All over the world, young people are involved in and exposed to performance-based group activities that indirectly or directly help prevent substance abuse. They’re dancing, singing, clowning and acting, writing, composing and choreographing and exhibiting their work in various places.
Most of the projects focus on strengthening individual and community factors (protective factors) that allow young people to resist addictions. . 
Our students had a chance to watch a drama by a professional theater group entitled 'Make me the tree.' We met dangers associated with nicotine, alcohol and drugs. 

Alcohol and smoking awareness month

The students of BME International Secondary Grammar School of Budapest have created posters for preventing smoking and alcohol misuse in young people.

Activity and Eating- Small Steps to Healthier You's photo.

Sunday, 22 May 2016


A workshop on alcohol and smoking awareness was held at IISS “Vincenzo Lilla” Francavilla Fontana on Tuesday 17 May. We relied on “Unplugged”, a European school-based programme for preventing smoking and alcohol misuse in young people.

The students were involved in group activities designed to equip them with specific skills and resources to resist negative social influences and to support knowledge about alcohol and smoking and their adverse health consequences. They showed a great deal of interest and took part actively in the workshop.