Luca Wilson is excited about his first day of kindergarten at Moama Anglican Grammar today.JESS CRAIG February 3, 2014 4:59am
Luca Wilson is excited to make new friends at Moama Anglican Grammar.
The six year-old will start kindergarten today, after moving to Australia in November.
Luca was born in Castiglione d’Adda, southeast of Milan, in Italy.
His parents, Kevin and Bronwyn, decided to live overseas after visiting Italy and falling in love with the country, its culture and the lifestyle.
‘‘We were very keen to experience everything it had to offer,’’ Mrs Wilson said.
‘‘Luca was born over there and started school when he was three, but we decided to come back to Australia when it was time to start kindergarten and primary school.
‘‘We decided to come back to Echuca-Moama
Mr Wilson now works for Kagome.
‘‘It is an adjustment. (Italy) is a beautiful part of the world and the cost of living here is much higher than it was in Italy,’’ Mr Wilson said.
Castiglione d’Adda is home to about 5000 people.
For Luca, who speaks fluent Italian, life in Australia has been a bit of an adjustment.
‘‘It’s very hot here. In Italy when it’s winter, it snows and Father Christmas comes,’’ he said.
‘‘When I lived in Italy, there were many buildings and things to look at, and my favourite thing to eat was margherita pizza.
‘‘I loved watching all the fast trains go past in Italy.
‘‘Mama and I went to the (Campaspe) library and got a membership and I borrowed lots of books about trains.’’
Luca spent a half a day at Moama Anglican Grammar during orientation and is excited the school offers Italian as a language course to kindergarten students.
‘‘We have two young Italian men staying with us at the moment, so they’ve been encouraging Luca speak with them in Italian,’’ Mrs Wilson said.
While the Wilson family miss Castiglione d’Adda, they’re happily settling back into the region.
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