Smiles and sales at the second-hand ski market

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[Per l'italiano vedi sotto] On 20 November parents gathered to buy and sell ski equipment and winter gear for the upcoming ski season. The second-hand ski market was held in the well-ventilated open area of the Da Vinci building, under the canteen…

Ski Season 2022 – Second Hand Ski Market 20th November / Mercatino Usato Sci 20 Novembre

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Dear Families,The period in which we are living does not give us great certainty, but we are maintaining our usual optimism and trying to ensure that the organisation is ready and operational.We are in contact with the directors of the…

How would you improve the school?

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[per l'italiano vedi sotto] Calling all AGSEV parents!The school and the Parents Association have come together to commit to funding a small change for the better in the run up to COP26.We would like to hear YOUR ideas for a small, concrete…

Plastic free supermarket shopping

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If you do the grocery shopping in Varese you can reduce the amount of plastic you get every trip through an iniziative called Spesa Sballata (shopping unwrapped).Two Varese supermarkets Carrefour on via Sanvito Silvestro and Coop on via…

EcoRun in the rain

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(Per l'italiano vedi sotto) If you were there for the Walk for Europe two years ago it was a familiar sight: European School families gather for a local event, put on t-shirts specially made for the occasion, and then: whoosh! Down comes the…

Car free – but not care free. European school parents who walk or ride to school

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[Per l'taliano vedi sotto] 22 September is Car Free Day, the final day in the annual European Mobility Week. Whether or not you’re going car free, as drivers you share the roads with an increasing number of European School parents on foot…

Sustainability action, this year and this summer

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(Per l'italiano vedi sotto) On behalf of the parents’ Sustainability group we’d like to wish you all a very happy and peaceful summer.There will be many more school-related actions in September, and if you wish to join our volunteers…

Green fingers and thumbs

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(Per l'italiano vedi sotto) The AGSEV parents’ sustainability group met just before school ended, and we soon realised that not everybody had seen the news sent out by the school recently about the gorgeous new Materna and Primary School gardens,…

Dreaming of a Green Christmas?

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[Per l'italiano vedi sotto] Christmas is one of the most expected periods of the year for many, especially for children. However, environmentalists call Christmas “one of the worst annual environmental disasters”. The amount of waste produced…

Parents say no to unnecessary single-use plastic bottles

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[Per l'italiano vedi sotto] With new rules and precautions and doubts relating to COVID-19, it’s easy to lose sight of the other big problems families tried to tackle last year at the European School, like reducing waste and increasing sustainability.…