First day of school at Polo Manetti Porciatti
The first ring of the bell at the Manetti Porciatti Technological Center opened amidst certainties, hopes and an excellent dose of awareness. An "anomalous" start to school, compared to the previous two, in which anti-Covid regulations reigned supreme with distancing, Dad and the use of masks. September 15th was the first day without all this, experienced primarily by returning to old habits.
The first year male and female students were welcomed with their families at 8.30 am by the greeting of the Headmaster, Professor Claudio Simoni, who in the square in front of the CAT headquarters recalled that, "the Manetti Porciatti is a with its feet firmly rooted in its decades-long history, but with its head already projected into the future. A training school, where serious study is rewarded by the numerous demands of the world of work.”
Among the rules mentioned, he focused on the new feature that every student will have to insert their cell phone in a special pocket upon entering the classrooms. “This is - he said - a choice dictated by the need to facilitate concentration and participation in educational activities undermined by over two years of the pandemic.”
Under the supervision of some teachers involved in Orientation, the new students were called by class by the young three-year tutors and accompanied to their respective classrooms, where, excited by the new experience, they followed their more experienced "colleagues" with curiosity and participation to discover the subjects of the chosen major, the Institute Regulations, the use of the electronic register and the importance of collegial bodies, such as the class assembly. The tutor girls present also illustrated the activities of the STEAM Girls project to their new classmates, to which a specific meeting will be dedicated as soon as possible.
Everything took place in a serene and orderly atmosphere until 12, when the ringing of the bell greeted students and teachers, concluding the "magic" of this first day of school which, as principal Simoni underlined, "always hides a particular emotion because it represents the beginning of a new adventure, full of novelties, stimuli and intentions.”