The Normale at school
According to UNESCO, the worldwide closure of schools in response to the COVID-19 pandemic from March 2020 resulted in over 90% of schoolchildren having to stay at home from school.
Italy was the first European country to impose a national lockdown. At the end of February 2020, schools and universities began closing, starting from Northern Italy, and on 10th March, 2020, the government extended the lockdown to all regions of Italy. The switch to online schooling was sudden, massive and not without difficulties for students, teachers and schools.
In the face of this educational and social emergency, the response of the SNS was immediate, offering its help to the upper secondary schools and planning the teaching project "La Normale a scuola": since April 2020, the lecturers and researchers of the SNS have been giving lectures online to interested classes on subjects and in-depth studies of the school curriculum. The meetings, which take place live, to allow for the school pupils to have a dialogue with the lecturers, are recorded and the videos are made available to schools intending to utilise them as teaching material.