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Three students won the contest launched by Fondazione Agnelli and Repubblica@Scuola

Martina Orsatti is 12 years old and attends the “Chiossone” junior secondary school in Arenzano (Genoa); Giulia Antonacci, 15, goes to the “Fermi” scientific secondary school in Bari; Alessandro Cafaro, 15, is a student at the “Mercalli” scientific secondary school in Naples.

These three young students are the winners of the “Il Futuro è – Come vorrei la scuola tra 50 anni” (The school I want in 50 years) contest, promoted by Fondazione Agnelli and Repubblica@Scuola. They were chosen amongst over 650 student candidates from all around Italy, who entered a short text to describe what they imagine and dream for the school of the future.

With one of their teachers, Martina, Giulia and Alessandro received their prizes a few days ago in Rome, during a tour of the central newsroom of daily newspaper La Repubblica: a Kindle device stocked with a selection of fiction masterpieces about the future, from Thomas More to Cormac McCarthy. Their three schools will also receive a series of books about the future, for their libraries.

Each of the three students also filmed a short video, presenting his or her idea of what schools will or should be like in the future.

The videos will soon be showcased online on Repubblica@Scuola, YouTube and the Il Futuro è portal, an initiative developed by Fondazione Agnelli to celebrate its 50th Anniversary. In offering us their vision about the future, Martina, Giulia and Alessandro join Lorenzo Jovanotti, Melinda Gates, Bebe Vio, Justin Trudeau, Fabiola Gianotti, Elon Musk and many more leading figures in every field of knowledge and society – completing a collection of 50 interviews and 50 thought-provoking visions about Italy and the world in 50 years.

A special mention and prize also went to Rania Imtiaz, from the “Italo Svevo” junior secondary school in Fontanafredda (Pordenone).