The Pirelli Foundation with the students in the IIS’s Future Class in Pescara
Since last September, a team of 28 young people, from various courses at the Istituto Volta in Pescara, has been at work at the institute, which is a centre of excellence among the schools in Abruzzo. Led by teachers and experts, they have been studying and creating prototypes and innovative content designed to meet some of the objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. For this project, the students have access to an innovative “Future Lab” teaching space equipped with advanced technologies. The students also have the collaboration of companies specialised in the fields of industrial automation, biotechnology, and sustainability, as well as that of research centres and the world of academia. One of the companies involved is Pirelli. The Pescara institute was the first school in Italy to choose the Pirelli CYCL-e around e-bike rental system to move around safely, with a means of transport that is easy to use and sustainable. This micro-mobility project for schools has helped, and will continue to help, young people to think about sustainable mobility by finding out about the potential offered by e-bikes fitted with Pirelli tyres.
The Pirelli Foundation contributed to the project in two virtual interactive meetings with the students, telling them about its experience in promoting its heritage, and about the various digital projects that it has launched over the past few years, which can become models for the students to follow and from which they can draw inspiration for projects of their own. One of the many projects in the Future Class programme will be that of creating a virtual tour to promote the region. In particular, the students were taken on a virtual guided tour of the Pirelli Foundation to see the evolution of the company’s commitment in the field of sustainability, through books, podcasts, exhibitions and documents.