Movement began with 12-year-old Anita Iacovelli in Turin, who says her message is schools are safeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus
Movement began with 12-year-old Anita Iacovelli in Turin, who says her message is schools are safe
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Temperatures have dropped in recent days in the northern Italian city of Turin, but that hasn’t prevented Anita Iacovelli from persevering in her protest against the closure of her school.
Every day since 6 November, when schools across the city and the wider Piedmont region were closed due to escalating coronavirus infections, the 12-year-old, wearing a hat, gloves and face mask, has sat outside Italo Calvino school and continued with her lessons remotely on a tablet computer. Behind her is a handwritten poster that reads “Learning at school is our right”.