Valentina Fratus, della 3aG, è una delle studentesse che ha partecipato alle tre settimane di alternanza scuola-lavoro a Chester per il progetto "Galilei on the Move". Questo è il suo racconto.
This summer I spent three weeks in Chester thanks to the PON project. I learned more about tourism and I worked in a charity shop called the “Hospice of the Good Shepherd”. At work I was constantly in touch with English people so I had the chance to express myself in English. Therefore, I improved my communication skills and also learnt how to approach different kinds of people. Working in a shop enabled me to learn the specific words of the working field, discover my creativity and now I also know more about marketing.
Both in the shop and also while walking around the city I came to the conclusion that Chester is full of tourists, which is why tourism is a major source of income for the area. I think lots of people choose Chester as their destination because it’s very well located, you can easily reach big cities like Manchester or Liverpool and Chester itself is a very nice place to visit thanks to the way local people promote their city with shows at the Roman amphitheatre and guides dressed up like Roman soldiers.
This whole experience also gave me the chance to challenge myself in a way that I couldn’t have done on my own. I was able to stay alone for a long time with people I didn’t know and in a foreign country, which is usually very difficult for me. This was an amazing experience and I hope another group of people will be able to take part in a similar project.