Italian -Spanish Exchange

Una settimana di convivenza tra gli studenti italiani e spagnoli in lingua inglese. Qualche ricordo di chi l’ha vissuta…

Due mesi fa le classi terze del Don Bosco di Borgomanero hanno vissuto un’esperienza di scambio internazionale con dei giovani di Madrid e di Soto de Real.

Abbiamo intervistato alcuni ragazzi e ragazze di terza e raccolto qualche loro impressione. Continua a leggere

A window on the world

Allievi madrileni ospiti alla Media Don Bosco di Borgomanero

Si è appena conclusa la prima parte dello Scambio tra due scuole salesiane spagnole (di Soto el Real e di Madrid el Paseo) e il Collegio don Bosco di Borgomanero. Le famiglie di 27 alunni della Scuola Media don Bosco hanno ospitato 28 ragazzi spagnoli per una settimana, periodo nel quale, assieme a tutte le Terze Medie del Collegio, i madrileni hanno avuto occasione di lavorare a vari progetti in lingua inglese. Continua a leggere

The Maths Project

“The project of an overturned class”

This month, during maths classes, Mr. Mora started a new project. The class is overturned: we are the teachers, whereas the professor is a student. When he explained it, my class was curious and overjoyed. The work is divided in groups and each one has got a geometric figure (parallelogram, trapezoid, rhombus, rectangle, square) and the group has to explain it to the class. We do real lessons and these lessons have to have some exercises that the class does after we finish. This project is an attempt to test our skills and to improve our collaboration in groups.

Bosimini Alessia 2B

Extracurricular activities

After school….

….on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays you can do extracurricular activities in the afternoon.

All extracurricular activities are wonderful and amusing. Continua a leggere


I’m Tommaso and I live in Arona, a small city near Lake Maggiore, one of the most important lakes in all of Italy, not far from Borgomanero.

Arona is visited by many tourists because it has an attractive center with shops and you can take  beautiful walks along the lake. Continua a leggere

School Routine

Here’s our average day at school

At Collegio Don Bosco, here in Borgomanero, lessons start at 8 o’clock a.m. and we have three different classes. After these, at 10:30 a.m. there is a 15 minutes break; after this, we have other three lessons. Continua a leggere


Visiting the City of Novara

Novara is a city in the Piedmont region. It’s the capital of the province. Our school is in the Novara province, in a city called Borgomanero.

The town’s symbol is the cupola of the San Gaudenzio basilica. It’s 121 meters high. Continua a leggere

The Canteen

At 13:10 the bell rings, the lessons finish. We are hungry and it’s time for lunch, so we run to the canteen.

There are already other people and we must wait for about ten minutes. Then everyone takes its tray with a knife, a fork and a spoon and we take the food we like. There are three very nice and friendly women to help us. Continua a leggere


My teachers are stricts but I love them.

My favourite teacher is Professor Iorio, the music teacher. He is tall and slim, he has short, straight and grey hair, a long nose and he wears glasses. Continua a leggere

My Extracurricular Activities

On Friday I attend the arts workshop called “Art&Fare”.

always enjoy myself there, with my friends and my teacher Emanuela Negri. All together we work on the fun projects that our teacher comes up with. Continua a leggere