GALATONE (Lecce) – Giulio is 11 years old, just today, and a cascade of blonde curls. But he is not just any kid. He has above-average intelligence, with an IQ of 146, and in four years he could already be graduating, the first case in Italy.
Giulio Ciricungo The Primary Education cycle concluded this year at the Polo 1 comprehensive institute in Galatone. And it is the pride of the executive adela polo.
«His gift – says Dr. Polo – represented an opportunity for the school and for his classmates. If on the one hand he sometimes closed himself off in a world of his own (Giulio has Asperger syndrome), on the other he was a reference ante litteram technician for all the needs of the class and the school: he asked from the first days of school attendance, In addition to being useful for solving technical problems found in the laboratories and digital devices present in the school, it has been valued in the context of STEM disciplines, encompassing the role of tutor in robotics and coding activities”.
A personalized teaching plan was drawn up for him, appropriate strategies and measures were identified for him, but it was still not enough “because we continue to treat an adult mind with the language of children.” Therefore, an online project was launched with the Istituto Superiore Enrico Medi to give Giulio the possibility “to start parallel experiences – explains the manager – on the one hand, so as not to separate him from his class group to share experiences of socialization and learning of their age, on the other giving the student the opportunity to attend computer labs with older children, at certain times of the day, to carry out activities according to their extraordinary potential».
A path that Giulio is proud of. “I wanted this article to be published – he says – so that the experience I had in the two schools thanks to the Internet is an example for other gifted children so that they can have the same opportunities as me.”
“We all leave enriched -professor Polo concludes- professionally and humanly”.
Of course, at the beginning of the school year it was not easy, but the Medi students received Giulio warmly and sympathetically, “although they were stunned to see a child sitting at the same desk as them.”
His dream? Giulio’s passion is information technology, which is why he dreams of becoming an engineer in this field or a programmer. Surely even now he is the pride of mom and dad, who after realizing the potential of his children, since he was four years old, have followed and supported him on his path.
Even the mayor of Galatone, Flavio Filoni he talks about Giulio calling him “Galatona’s pride and genius”, in turn relaunching his story on Facebook.