During our Easter holidays Rossana Maglia visited Dot Wood at Woodroffe with 34 of her students from Istituto Magistrale ' S Anguissola', Cremona, Italy. Dot and Rossana have made contact with each other through Rafi ki, an international online learning community and have been exchanging ideas and plans to organize an exchange visit in the near future. The school in Cremona has a very strong music department which is maybe something to do with the fact that Cremona is the birthplace of Stradivarius. Dot hopes that Jon Cullimore, the director of the Jazz band and John Seabrook the director of our Early Music Group will be able to benefit from developing a partnership with our new found friends in Italy in the future.