Lega Navale Italiana and Ministry of Education together for the ‘Safe sea’ competition

Aimed at pupils of primary and secondary schools of first and second grade, state and paritarie

The Italian Naval League and the Ministry of Education and Merit announce, for the 2022/2023 school year, the national competition “The sea in safety”, aimed at pupils of primary and secondary schools of first and second grade, state and equal. The competition aims to spread the culture of safety at sea and to make students aware of the principles of maritime civic education. Pupils will be asked to identify and analyze possible risk situations to acquire awareness of how access to the sea, in any form, cannot be separated from prudent and responsible behaviour.

Candidates will have to create an imaginary or real story linked not only to simple bathing but also to sports and sea professions, with which to highlight their vision of safety at sea, choosing between a written paper, a photograph, a work of digital or multimedia graphics. Pupils who will be winners in the various categories (texts, art, multimedia) will be offered the opportunity to participate in a sailing course at one of the Sections of the LNI or at a National Nautical Centre. With this initiative, the MIM and the LNI intend to encourage the diffusion of a culture of safety at sea in all its aspects within schools. In fact, the planning of informational and training moments with LNI instructors at schools is envisaged, aimed at stimulating students’ reflection on the subject and at illustrating the virtuous behaviors and good practices that the sea and water sports require.

Information for taking part in the competition: Participating students can submit their individual or group work by 30 April 2023 to the following address: Lega Navale Italiana – Via Guidubaldo Del Monte, 54 – 00197 – Rome; or to the email address: [email protected], specifying, in both methods of sending, the name of the institute and the wording: “The sea in safety”. Papers received by the National Presidency of the Italian Naval League after the aforementioned date will not be taken into consideration. For more information on the announcement, consult the Lega Navale Italiana website: https://www.leganavale.it/post/47784/bando-di-concorso-nazionale.