The experience in Morocco had been enlightening/revealing. I had begun to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the project. In 2011 I changed the school and moved to a technical Institute with a course in Tourism, this time as a teacher of geography.
It took me a couple of years to become more aware of my new environments in my new role. In September 2013 I was ready to present/suggest the project again, this time studied as a path from the second ear and in an experimental way, starting from the second classes in which I was already working as a subject teacher.
Destination: Naples and the Amalfi Coast.
The initial adhesion was massive and, for a first test even excessive: over 40 students!
But as soon as they were confronted with the amount of work required to produce the trip, and then realized that it wasn’t a trip at all, many quit, and only 22 remained!
Perfect number for the 1st “Travel Manager” in Italy. The enthusiasm and commitment of the group was heartwarming, five months of preparation including itinerary, group leadership simulation and problem-solving until we arrived in April and we were ready to go!
It was exciting to see how 15 years old students tried their best at their first work experience, how they handled the responsibilities of leading, instructing, solving…. watching them laughing but also crying, and also growing and getting more mature…. and all this in just six days!
The trip was a success and the participating students, now aware of the work that awaited them, were ready to start again with new goals in mind and new challenges.
Check out the most beautiful photos taken in Naples in the links below: