What they say about us

Sharon Short, Deputy Primary Principal, International School of Milan:
“ISM has been to ‘Ecowise’ for several years now. The programme was designed specifically by Adam to meet the needs of our unit of enquiry on ecosystems. It has always been a wonderful experience and a great learning success for all our students and every year there has been fantastic variation. The historic and yet practical accommodation of Castello San Sebastian is an immediate hit with the children, the food is high quality and also very popular. During the course of the field trips we see an awakening of the students to some of the complexities of nature and the delicate balance in place. The students develop a much greater appreciation and respect for the countryside around them and many are ‘blown away’ by what is for some a first major contact with nature. The students are always fully involved in the activities and engrossed in the exploration and learning process. Adam is a charismatic and extremely knowledgeable presenter and the students find his own enthusiasm contagious. Yenka provides a full medical and pastoral support service for the field trips for both the teachers and the students as well as keeping a photographic record of the activities. Together they are a very effective team for outdoor education.  As a teacher we receive a full risk assessment and clear instructions for each day so our only worry is checking we have all the students with us first thing in the morning and in the evening.
I highly recommend Ecowise for an in depth and memorable learning experience for upper primary students”.
24 June 2014


Students’ comments from 5th Graders:
For the next two days, Adam and Yenka were great guides, teachers, role models and fun to be with. take our word for it, read what some of the students had to say:
A man called Adam, not too tall with white hair, taught us that every single plant or animal is as important as something bigger. It was so exciting! Cesare (5D)
We ate breakfast in the secret cave, that was the best trip I had. David (5D)
We went to three different ecosystems: the forest, the mountain and the river. We did fun activities and I made a wild boars house with my group. Matilde (5D)
One reason that I had so much fun at Eco Wise was our guides, Adam and Yenka. They were so funny. Another reason was the food. It was delicious. I loved the dinner! Bruno (5G)
We went for a walk in the forest. We could hear birds singing and Adam could tell us what birds they were.Sara (5G)
We went into the mud and water, it was really fun. My favourite thing was building a habitat for an animal. Shahar (5G)
On the last night we did funny plays about the Count and the Countess: I was the narrator Laura (5G)
The second I stepped on the bus I knew it was going to be a superb trip learning about ecosystems, but I didn’t know the other surprises I would see look and learn… Sofia (5M)
We went to have a picnic in the castle garden. The food was delicious! Nicole (5M)
On the first day we went hiking for hours which seemed very short to me, which meant I was having fun… Lucrezia (5M)
All of us had a great time…Anna (5M)
October 2014