IESS

IESS is a young high school located in the center of the small town of Reggio Emilia (100.000 inhabitants), right in front of the cathedral. Reggio Emilia is very well located in the heart of the north, ½ hour from Bologna, 2 hours from Venice and 1½ hours from Florence.

Collège Henri Wallon

Henry Wallon school is part of the middle school French system. Students are between 11 and 15 years old and they have to pass the equivalent of the GCSE exam, called "BREVET". They also have to validate a list of competencies and knowledge, called "Le Socle Commun", to obtain the expert level after four years of studying.

1914 : Site 1

But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness.

No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful. Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure.

1915 : Site 2

Traduction de H. Rackham (1914)

"But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness.

No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful. Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure.