My school, IPSSAR "Paolo Borsellino", Palermo (PA), Italy, is a hotel school. Hotel school means that students, who at the age of 13 have already finished middle school, attend our school for 5 years and at the end they will be cooks, waiters or will work in the Reception of the hotels, travel agencies , etc.
lt is located in a disadvantaged area of the outskirt of Palermo and it welcomes many students from the suburbs or from little towns near the city. It tries to respond to family and society needs. Its aim is to give the highst levels of education, instruction and professionality to Italian and foreign students, infact to Palermo people coming from different countries of the world. My school welcomes them and in the sameway it welcomes disabled students. IPSSAR Borsellino beats and fights to help students at risk of social exclusion. . All of this is done by keeping in mind and respecting the personal qualities of the students which the institution welcomes, even through individual learning, promoting their development and having as a basic aim the acquisition of common objectives. Our purpose is to put our Institution in a modern perspective or exchange in an international level by means of a multilateral partnership that will be realized as a curricular and lab activity. Our intent is to propose an European example in order to discover similarities, analogies as well as differences among countries without disregarding the peculiarities of the local school and to build, reinforce and improve progress and development.
There are 15 students and 2 teachers working on the project.