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“Panormus, The school adopts the city” is back: four weekends dedicated to maritime Palermo, the program

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Back “Panormus, the school adopts the city“.
After a two-year “forced” stop, the longest-running cultural event in Palermo presents its 26th edition.
Students from 53 schools and boys and girls from 19 kindergartens will animate the symbolic places of the maritime city during 4 weekends.
The program.

Panormus, The school adopts the city

The event was born in the spring of 1994 from the will of the school and civil society of regain possession of Palermo and its spaces.
“Living the city to the rhythm of its sea” is the theme of this new edition.
Teens and children will animate the symbolic places of the Palermo maritime over the course of four weekends: April 9-10, April 23-24, May 7-8, May 14-15.

The scheduled activities they are games, theatrical and musical performances, workshops of all kinds.
They will take place between the Foro Italico, the Sant’Erasmo pier, Mondello, Sferracavallo, Arenella, Romagnolo, Settecannoli and La Cala.
In addition to schools, they will involve numerous associations operating in those territories.

Adopt places that intertwine a relationship with the Mediterranean Seameans bringing to light the babelic plot of the city, open to the coexistence of cultural and linguistic differences, in which it has survived and evolved.

“In memory of Alessandra Siragusa, to whom the city will dedicate a stretch of the Lungomare del Foro Italico – declared the councilor for Culture and Toponymy, Mario Zito during the press conference – the activities start again after two years of stoppage due to the pandemic Of “Panormus, The School adopts the city“.
The theme chosen for this edition, Experience the city to the rhythm of its seawants to be an invitation for the entire city-community to find a “common” breath that allows us to sing the beauty of the city, the colors of the sea, the voices of the “seafarers” in polyphony of voices ».

The program

9 – 10 April – Foro Italico

SMSA Pecoraro; childhood nests Lighthouse, Pelican, Dragonfly.
Musical workshops and performances; story telling and dramatization; scenographic sheet.

9 – 10 April – Pier S.

DD De Amicis; IC Di Vittorio; IC Rita Borsellino; kindergarten Titti School; Fantabosco nursery.
Reproduction of paintings by the artist Maurilio Catalano and dramatization of the Odyssey and the adventures of Ulysses; graphic – pictorial activity; creating musical instruments and 3D windows that reproduce the calm and stormy sea; music and poetry workshops; reworking of the painting “The colors of life” by Vincent van Gogh; exhibition of watercolors.

23 – 24 April – Mondello SMS

Borgese XXVII May; kindergarten Free Arts; Peter Pan Nursery.
Song of African origin; graphic and pictorial representation of the sea and waves; “From the sea… to the sea”: a journey to discover the natural and environmental world of the sea; exploration and analysis of the maritime sound landscape accompanied by the artist of the Fondazione Mondo Digitale Pier Alfeo.

23 -24 April – Sferracavallo

Minutoli Institute; ISFP Cascino; Francesca Morvillo Nursery.
“The sea: aromas, flavors and tradition at the table”; tale of the story of the Rainbow fish; singing and building sounds with natural materials.

7 – 8 May – Arenella

Educated Maria Adelaide; IIS Duca Abbruzzi Libero Grassi; IC Sferracavallo; IC Lombardo Radice, IC Karol Woytjla Arenella; nursery schools Altarello, Giuseppe Di Matteo, Stella Marina, Withaker; Nursery schools: Kite, Sunflower, Jiminy Cricket, Ladybug, Pomegranate, Pink Panther, Pole Pole, Rallo, Santangelo, Tornatore; The House of Music; CBF Space Together 0/3.
Virtual trips to the places of the Acquasanta district; recitation of poems; sporting activity with canoe; tourist itinerary in stages; navigation simulation; laboratories for exploration, observation and discovery of elements belonging to the marine world; “A blue fairy tale… the sea”, creation of small aquariums and musical instruments; readings and tales on the sea with paths of observation, listening, manipulation and sensorial perception; construction of musical instruments with natural material; graphic – pictorial representation of the sea; “The box of the sea”: collection and custody of “memories of the sea”; representation of “Once upon a time Mago Popino”; team quiz games: ”How well do you know your territory?

May 14 – 15 – Romagnolo

IC Sperone Pertini; ICR Guttuso; IC Russo Raciti; ICG Scelsa; DD Cavallari; La Noce Deacon Center Waldensian Institute.
Creation of a beach-themed Diorama; creation of musical instruments and story of “Colapesce”; “What sound does silence make? The sound of the sea… ”: dance, music and figurative art; “The sea to listen to, the sea to feel, the sea to represent”: artistic, musical and dance productions.

May 14 – 15 – Settecannoli

Istituto Galileo Galilei Movement laboratory with simulation of the sea and waves and creation of musical instruments.

14 – 15 May – La Cala

IISS Ferrara; IISS Gioeni Trabia; IC Maneri Ingrassia Don Milani; IC Manzoni Impastato; IC Perez – Mother Teresa of Calcutta; IC Boccone; IC Mattarella Bonagia; CPIA Nelson Mandela ex Palermo; DD Gabelli; DD Garzilli; ICA Ugo; SMS Vittorio Emanuele Orlando; IIS Damiani Almeyda Crispi; Istituto Maria SS.
Del Rosario; nursery schools Nursery Rhyme, Poppy, Maria Pia di Savoia; ECONID; Pueri Social Cooperative Society.
Kite-building, painting and nautical workshop; graphic illustrations of the legend of “Colapesce” and Sicilian folk songs; realization with recycled materials of musical instruments that evoke the sound of the sea; creation of a painted sheet that reproduces the sea; singing and acting with themed dresses; photographic exhibition and musical performance; reading poems on the sea accompanied by music; educational visits, film screenings and theater and movement workshops.
The associations that have participated and collaborated with the schools: ASD Tecnonaval Team Canoa, Open Space Project Team, YOLK Ente Terzo Sector (ETS), Casa Lavoro and Prayer of Father Messina “Odysseus Project”; Lisca Bianca Association; Naval League; ACSI Delegation of Western Sicily; ASD Albaria.

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