Cristoforo, and in particular, Silvio, placed the utmost importance for their little universe, their village, on work and health – both physical and spiritual – and also believed that school was the “teacher of noble ideals”.

Silvio took a personal interest in the education provided in the village’s school. He believed that a proper education helped train high quality employees that would lead to high quality products in the factory, especially for clerical workers and department heads.

The teachers had an important role in providing a technical and meticulous education, in which order and rigour were of fundamental importance. Silvio himself hired the teachers and some of them remained with the school for a long time, settling in the village. Their duties included reporting to the headmaster if the children were not performing well in class.

The school was private, but the students sat for their national exams in Bergamo and normally performed very well.