Gold Coast clients visit students learning Italian

Italian language student with a Co.As.It. client

South Coast clients visited Coombabah State High School on the Gold Coast in a celebration of Italian culture and language. Welcomed by the Italian language students and teacher, the clients had a lovely morning tea organised by the school and lots of fun with trivia games divided into three categories: geography, music and general knowledge.

Students and clients teamed together throughout the games, lifting everybody’s spirits. Each team had to submit a quick answer to win the round – all participants were sharp. Chocolates were drawn at the end of the competition.

“The connections between our clients and the students are a big fulfilment for them. It allows our clients to tell about their experience as immigrants and share their ethnic heritage and culture,” says Juny Spagnolo, Social Group Activities Coordinator of Co.As.It. Gold Coast.

“These international exchanges create meaningful connections, positively impact the mood and promote a better understanding of different generations, combatting negative stereotypes.”

It is important to highlight that Coombabah State High School is one of the schools receiving support from the Italian Language Centre (a division of Co.As.It.) for their Italian program.