Published: Wednesday, 16 February 2011 18:00
Written by ON4WF
An ARISS School Contact is scheduled Thursday February 17 at 10:33:46 UTC, which is 11:33:46 CEWT, for Istituto di Istruzione Superiore “Claudio Varalli” and Salvador Allende, Milano, Italy.
"Varalli" is both a Technical Touristic School and a Secondary School with an emphasis on foreign languages (Linguistic Liceo). The school is inside the Campus of Puecher Centre in the south part of Milan. During the five years course the students attend the study of English, French, German and Spanish languages. Technical Tourist School has 474 student while Linguistic Liceo has 174 student. For the school year 2010/2011 the school is planning the formation of 34 classes. Besides curricular activities, the students of the school attend meeting, seminars, conferences, visits, theatrical performances and exhibition. The school has a Radio Club Station with official call IZ2SHS, useful also for language training.
The School for Secondary Education “Salvador Allende” is located in a vast and well-equipped Campus in the south of Milan. It includes three different courses of study: secondary school with an emphasis on sciences (Scientific Liceo), secondary school with an emphasis on humanities (Classics Liceo) and technical high school for accounting. Sciences, foreign languages (both classical and modern) and technologies are fundamental features of the school and great attention is paid to the cultural and scientific education of the students who can attend several extra-curricular activities according to their interests: lectures and seminars, theatre performances, internships with companies or laboratories, study tours, exhibitions. The total number of students is over 900 divided into 45 classes, with approximately 100 teachers.
The contact will be a telebridge operated by ARISS ground station W5RRR, located in Houston, Texas. The event will be broadcast in streaming video on www.livestream.com/iz2shs The audio will be available on EchoLink AMSAT Conference and IRLP 9010 reflector.
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