Rock your School: when students become active citizens

Rock your School: when students become active citizens

RYSOn Monday 28th April, 2014 twenty students of Gaetano De Sanctis High School, in collaboration with Labsus – Laboratory for the subsidiarity and Retake Roma will present the new edition of Rock Your School – School of civic care of the commons. The event hosted in the Aula Magna of De Sanctis High School in via Cassia, 931 will be at 12:00.

The project aims to bring to the young generation an experience of shared care of a common good such as the school. The actors involved are the students and the teachers, that lived the school in everyday life, but also Public administration and the civil society of the neighborhood that acknowledge great importance to the school and its role in society.

This project designed and launched by Labsus in 2010 seeks to engage students in taking care of the commons and in training for the respect of environment. Students will receive at the end of the project a certificate in Active Citizenship.

Rock your School consists of two parts, on the one hand a theoretical part in which students (and all participants) are invited to reflect about the principles of active citizenship, on the other hand a practical part in which through experimentation on field there will be possible to appreciate concretely how the civic care of the commons create added value in the community. Students in fact will be directly involved in the care of their school thanks to the partnership with the XV Municipality of Rome.

The presentation will be the occasion for the students to tell their experience of these months of training, started in November 2013, and to make some reflections about what they have learnt. Moreover on the same day will be presented the three projects of civic care of the commons elaborated during this period and that will be implemented during the month of May 2014.

The program will be as follows:

h 12.00

Geetings of Head-teacher Maria Laura Morisani

Presentation of  “Rock your School”


Gregorio Arena President of Labsus – Laboratory for the subsidiarity

Paola Carra Retake Roma;

Danilo Rocca President of De Sanctis High School Council

h 12.30 Presentation of three projects elaborated and to be realized by the students

h 13.00 Conclusion


Daniele Torquati President of XV Municipality of Rome,

Alessandro Cozza Vice-President in charge of Culture, Sport, School, Transparency and Participation of XV Municipality of Rome

Elisa Paris in charge of Suburbs, Public Works, Urban Transformation, Transport and Mobility of XV Municipality of Rome

Michela Ottavi in charge of Social Policies, Social Support and Subsidiarity, Health and Equal opportunities of XV Municipality of Rome

h 13.30 Luch provided by De Sanctis High School.