School Name: LICEO SCIENTIFICO STATALE ENRICO FERMI PATERNÒ
Liceo Scientifico E. FERMI is a secondary high school, a common public school which offers two different courses of studies: the first based especially on Maths, Physics and Science, the other focuses on technology and science. The age of the students attending the school is 14 to 18/19. The school is situated in the new part of the town, a residential one, and the students belong to different social classes. The economy of the town was mainly based on agriculture in the past while now it is trying to make its own way on trade, tourism, industry and the re-evaluation of environmental, cultural and historical sites. Actually it offers very few opportunities to young people who usually tend to move to the Northern part of Italy or abroad when they finish secondary school or university in order to get a job. The number of students in the school have increased and there are a lot of families who still believe in the importance of knowledge, competence and skills for the future life of their children.