We chose this practice because it’s something deeply linked to our territory, where Lambrusco wine is made.
Not far from our school, the association Asineria Aria Aperta grows grapes; the hallmark of this association is that each activity involves donkeys and children do every activity together with them, at a slow pace, as donkeys impose.
Children collect grapes, load the harvest upon donkeys’ back and squeeze grapes with their feet, to obtain mosto (must) with which wine and grapes sauce (and ancient local recipe) will be made.
This experience has a very powerful impact since it involves all the 5 senses and it gives the opportunity to experience different feelings and emotions.
This practice gives also teachers many possibilities, like that to use the practice itself as a functional introduction to the theoretical part, when grape and winemaking process will be presented in the classroom and the children will have already developed an idea of the topic.