We are delighted to announce that just 4 years after opening and much sooner than predicted, Victoria International House Ancona has already outgrown their premises. Moving to a larger site was unavoidable and at the inauguration on Saturday 5th October 2019, they were thrilled to welcome more than 140 people to the party!
At the new site at The Mirum Centre, Ancona, it is ‘business as usual’. However, having much more space will allow development of existing and new services, such as the Language Lounge, where students can practice their conversation skills in a comfortable and relaxed environment.
Managing Director and Founder of Victoria International House, Giuseppe Romagnoli, said, ‘Expanding our Ancona centre allows us for the first time to provide dedicated facilities for young and old alike – nobody gets left behind!’.
What's more, on 14th September 2019 Victoria International House in Jesi was delighted and extremely proud to hold the inauguration for a ground-breaking centre: Victoria Playhouse, Jesi. Pushing the boundaries and proving, once again, that Victoria International House is more than a language school, the new premises will help to facilitate the expansion of existing and new projects and concepts involving drama, music, learning by doing, life skills, etc, using English as the medium of learning rather than an end in itself.
Giuseppe Romagnoli, said, ‘Since I opened Victoria International House in 1997 we have rigidly retained certain beliefs, one of which is the importance of inclusion. At Victoria, this is part of our DNA! Everyone has the right to reach their full potential, whatever their individual strengths and in whatever direction they choose. Victoria Playhouse is an additional important resource for us to help each student along their chosen pathway beyond the classroom.’
Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and the young. Children who engage in play tend to have more sophisticated levels of interaction with others. In fact, play is so important to optimal child development that it has been recognised by the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights as a right of every child.
When we think of ‘play’, most people immediately think of children, and it is true that play is crucial and indispensable for children to flourish and reach their maximum potential. However, play is also important for adults! Play encourages communication and allows students the opportunity to consolidate and develop speech and language skills.
Experiential learning (learning by doing):
- It is engaging and sticks (it is memorable)
- It is personal – relevant and meaningful
- Builds success skills – collaboration, persistence, initiative
‘Give pupils something to do, not something to learn; learning naturally results.’ John Dewey
- American Academy of Pediatrics, Kenneth R. Ginsburg, Clinical report June 2019
- Gettingsmart.com, Andrew Meyers, Why experiential learning, 2018