The inaugural Lower School Italian Society took place on Tuesday last week. The event was well attended by some extremely enthusiastic participants, predominantly from Lower School 2.
They were treated to a feast of cultural and linguistic experiences. Zara Sproul (H) and Alex Clementson (BFr) (two of the golden generation of "Italianists" who got an A* and an A respectively in GCSE Italian in one academic year) explained the history of the pizza. The LS "chefs" then created their own version of the Margherita Pizza and smelt basil, drained a mozzarella and spread passata on their dough.
Anna Sproul (H) and Josie Chubb (M) then spoke about a wide range of typical Italian desserts. There was the chance to sample every sweet, from tiramisù to pannacotta! Delizioso!
Mr Searson gave them some linguistic basics, along with the all-important Italian gestures, and then offered an insight into the dealings of the Sicilian Mafia over the last 150 years!
A "bellissima serata" was had by all and the Society looks forward to another opportunity in the future to host such an enthusiastic Lower School audience.