several years ago I started relating to Birdlife International, in Cambridge, where a high school - mate of mine had gone as the director and to live, doing a magnificent work to protect nature and its inhabitants, focussing on birds, spreading knowledge about birds and environment all over the world.
Years before we rescued together a buzzard after I found it free on a beach with a long rope aimed at tying it. It was blind in one eye.
I put it in a box and drove to this friend of mine who immediately fed it and took it to Parma, where there is the Italian Pray Birds Center.
After quite a long time we came across each other just the little time to know from the enthusiastic waving of his hands miming the flying of a bird, that the buzzard had been saved.
Now that we are going to work with schools and young people, we would like to tell our students that if you have strong beliefs and trust yourself, you can do like him, whose second graduation allowed him to design and live an exciting life.
Each one of us has countless memories: among the first ones I have, there is a story my excellent teacher at primary school read to us.
The Fire Brigade was called by a child to rescue a little bird imprisoned on a roof, and these generous people made it free, no worry for spending so much energy for a little bird.
At the end of the story all of us children applauded enthusiastically, the way I heard so many years after at the end of "La Gabbianella e il Gatto- The Seagull and the Cat", from the book by Sepulveda, at the cinema, where the majority of the audience were children
So much depends on the sensibility and sensitivity of teachers. Watever the age of pupils is, they can be educated for their entire life.
Becoming more and more familiar with topics related to birds and nature, can be useful for next developments.
What do you think of the ideas proposed through the article you can read here?
What do you remember of "La Gabbianella e il Gatto - The Seagull and the Cat"?
Have you read the original story written by Luis Sepùlveda, "Historia de una gaviota y del gato que le ensenò a volar - The Story of a Seagull and The Cat Who Taught Her To Fly"?
Do you know which inspiration was at the origin of this book?
Enjoy your English, pleasure reading you, Anna - Coordinator
Source: Speak Up, March 2012