November 28, 2016
It was a day to remember, a historic event for Planet Multimedia and for the High School Game. Representing the winning class of Environmental Education Competition, organized by Planet Multimedia in collaboration with the Connect4Climate program of the World Bank, four students had the privilege of being on the front row to meet the Pope on the last public hearing of the Saturday of the Jubilee of Mercy (12 November 2016). To Pope Francis the students delivered a T-shirt with the logos of High School Game and Connect4Climate.
Professor Agata Cannata accompanied the students Carolina Pirrò, Carmela Curcio, Nicosia Francesca and Stefano Pesce, coordinated by Professor Maria Luigia Cimino of IIS M.Ciliberto-A.Lucifero (Crotone) directed by Dean Girolamo Arcuri. Also in attendance were Giuseppe Mazzei, Planet Multimedia, and Massimiliano Falcone, representing Connect4Climate.
The students proudly wore their T-shirts celebrating the High School Game and Connect4Climate, and the T-shirts handed to Pope France were decorated with the students signatures in dedication: "Praise You W Francis!"
Pope Francis accepted this symbolic gift with great joy, thanked the students who briefly talked about the environmental education competition and their dedication to climate action. In response Pope Francis congratulated them and said: "Well done guys, keep it up, you are the future."
"It was a unique experience, exciting and moving," commented the students, "The Pope has filled our hearts with his smile, his gentle eyes, his stimulating words."
Professor Cannata Agata also excitedly exclaimed: "It was a very intense and profound experience. Papa Francis conveyed his sense of humility, serenity and sweetness. The eyes of the children shone with happiness."