The Residence Dons are the people who live with your sons and daughters in the residences. They are very experienced working with our students helping them to adjust to life in Lanciano and in Italy.
(L-R) Mr. Pino and Mr. Matteo
(L-R) Ms. Deb and Ms. Anto
The Faculty members of course are your children’s teachers for the year. Many have experience in international schools.
Back Row (L-R) Mr. Murray – English and Social Science; Mr. Knapp – Economics, Math and Science; Mr. Perrier – Mathematics
Front Row (L-R) Ms. Curtain – Science; Ms. Tozzi – Italian; Mrs. Irons Murray – Social Science; Ms. Sevigny – Art and Drama
The arrival of the students is always hectic and this year it was no different.
On Saturday, the next day, after letting the students sleep in, our teachers took the students on a brief orientation walk of Lanciano.
Following the tours, we had lunch at The Allegria.
Then it was off to meet our bus to go to the beach for a few hours.
By the time we returned, an annual competition was underway that signals the start of the Medieval festival here in Lanciano which will run for the next few weeks. The Medieval custom of flag throwing requires co-ordination, concentration and dexterity in choreographed moves used by the Sbandieratori who are accompanied by trumpeters and thunderous drummers.
Even a bride and her groom participated in the festivities.
Sunday was a quiet day as the students slept in and then it was off to the beach again for the afternoon. We could see some clouds over the sea in the distance as we approached the beach but quite suddenly as we arrived, a tremendous wind blew in from the north blowing dust into everyone’s eyes. Then as we marched on to the beach, the life guards closed the beach and prevented us from swimming.
Some turned back to wait what we hoped was the passing of the storm while others, undeterred tried to play some football.
But it was all not to be as the storm gathered in intensity. So we drove back to Lanciano in the rain. Oh well.