Italian Consulate Director of Education Visits Elmhurst Academy

Oct 19, 2015 594

by Morgan Searles

Sandro Corso, responsabile scuole (director of education) of the Consulate General of Italy in Chicago, brought a little of Elmhurst Academy's Italian heritage to life when he visited the school on Sept. 29. During the visit, students explored images of famous sites, posed inquiries based on their Italian studies and were treated to Corso's impromptu rendition of an aria from Puccini's Rigoletto.

Elmhurst Academy's connection to Italy is a strong one. As a Reggio Emilia-inspired school, the Academy uses an innovative approach to early childhood education that was developed in Reggio Emilia, Italy, some 70 years ago. Corso's visit came after the students began their school year engulfed in a cultural study of Italy and, in particular, Reggio Emilia.

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