Travelling with Words
Stories along the roads of the world
Pirelli has been bringing a passion for books into the workplace for almost a century, ever since the first company library was set up in 1928. This tradition is still very much alive thanks to the work of the libraries at the Pirelli Headquarters in Milano Bicocca and at the factories in Bollate and Settimo Torinese. There are also lots of activities to promote reading among the young, including the Premio Campiello Junior, which is now in its second edition.
We will travel to faraway places with our imagination, in words and images, through the stories that were told in Pirelli magazine, by some of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. We will form teams and have fun with a quiz on children’s literature and we’ll read excerpts from two of the three finalist books of the Premio Campiello Junior: we’ll set sail with Nicolò on the motor vessel Europa as in Chiara Carminati’s book Un pinguino a Trieste and we’ll find out about Matteo and Aziz’s journey as told by Antonella Sbuelz in the winning work, Questa notte non torno.
Description of the practical activity
Taking inspiration from the readings carried out together, the children will create a postcard to send to their family or friends. It will illustrate their imaginary journey and tell of their adventures, with drawings of the places they would like to see.
The course will take place entirely online and will be in the form of a meeting
Information about the Premio Campiello Junior: individual children or classes who wish to complete the course by applying to take part in the jury of young readers of the Premio Campiello Junior can register by filling in the form here, which also includes useful information about the deadlines and procedures.
Participation in “Travelling with Words” does not necessarily entail participation in the jury of the Prize.