An Italian teacher has decided to forgo setting the usual holiday homework for his students and has instead given them a list of life advice.
Most schoolchildren in Italy are given school work to complete over the three-month summer holidays, which stretch from mid-June to mid-September. But Cesare Cata, who teaches at a secondary school in the central Le Marche region, wants his students to use their time off for less academic pursuits. "At least once, go and watch the sunrise", he writes in the 15-point "homework" list, which has since gone viral. Students are also told to wander beside the sea in the morning "thinking of the things you love in life", and to dance shamelessly when the mood strikes, because "summer is a dance, and it is foolish not to take part".