Halloween is a major tradition at Castelli International, in the days leading up to the celebrations, mums and dads rustle up costumes cakes and candy so that when the lessons are over, fun and games can commence. But this year, we’ve got something quite different and very special to get excited about. We’re being paid a visit by twenty-five Russian students from “the English School No. 4” in Cheboksary. They are coming to join in the fun with us, and share some time with us as part of their cultural trip to Italy, learning first hand what it’s like to live in modern day Italy and discover some of Rome’s glorious pastThe Russian students not only performed a Russian play for our students but also exchanged ideas and taught them traditional Russian dances. What a wonderful way to build bridges instead of walls. The students participated in a round table with Castelli students where everyone had the opportunity to ask questions about what it’s like to be a student in Cheboksary.
Internationalism is about learning from each other and finding common ground as well as celebrating differences.
As the event took place around Halloween, the Russian students reciting part of Pushkin’s poem Ruslan and Ludmila which was an epic fairy tale that tells the story of Ludmila, the daughter of Prince Vladmir of Kiev, who’s abducted by an evil wizard and saved by the brave knight, Ruslan.
Cheboksary is the capital city of the Chuvash Republic and is 3,718 km from Rome. It is situated on the banks of the river Volga. Our guests can expect slightly warmer temperatures than they are used to. In October Cheboksary temperature is between 0.8°C and 6°C and in November its high temperature is -1.2°C. The city is considered to have one of the best public transport systems in Russia. What will they make of Rome’s?