The second meeting for parents was held at our Resource Centre on Monday 24th November, 2014. Ms Amy Camilleri Zahra from KNPD and representatives from Adult Training Centres addressed the parents.
On Wednesday 19th November, two students together with Dinja Waħda coordinators were invited to attend to Dinja Wahda launch and celebration. This year, our Centre has joined Dinja Waħda project. Its aim is to promote environmental education. As a Centre, we are giving importance to the environment as we believe that our students can make a difference in making both our Centre and the local environment greener and cleaner. In fact, during this ceremony, the importance of knowing more about our local environment and safeguarding it were emphasised. Brochures about some of the magnificent environmental sites found in Malta were presented to the students.
Dawn il-crackers tal-Milied, basktijiet u pakketti li fihom wieħed jista’ jagħti rigal ġew maħduma mill-istudenti waqt il-lezzjonijiet tal-Crafts. Flimkien l-istudenti jaħdmu biex jagħmlu l-pakketti u jżejnuhom skont l-immaġinazzjoni tagħhom bil-għajnuna tal-għalliema u l-LSA’s.
All students attending Wardija Resource Centre participated in the first SPORTS’ DAY for this scholastic year. Sports’ Day was held at Cottonera Sports Complex and as in past years, students had the opportunity to take part in various physical activities. These included Obstacle Race, Basketball, Aiming Game, Target Shooting, Parachute, Water Games, Football, Cycling and Zumba. Staff from KMS (Kunsill Malti għall-Isports) as well ast 1st Year B.Ed students, gave a helping hand during this activity. Parents/carers were also invited and they had the opportunity to take part and enjoy themselves together with our students.
Following the outstanding response received, the Warda Weddings section of the Dun Manwel Attard Young Adult Education Centre has this year once again participated in the Weddings’ Fair which was held at MFCC on 6th – 9th November 2014. Students had the opportunity to display their creations and were able to meet customers and present their work at par with professional companies. This experience served not only to increase awareness about the valuable work the students carry out but also allowed the students to experience and practice customer care skills, sales skills and carry out promotional tasks related to their own products. Year after year, this experience is bringing an unprecedented positive response from the public and even more so, brings great satisfaction to the Centre’s students who take pride in seeing their work being so successful with customers.
On Wednesday 5th November, Maverick and Malik were given the opportunity to be part of the Green Flag Ceremony which took place at Verdala Palace. These two students represent the Ekoskola team which we are so proud of. As most of you know, last year our Centre achieved the Green flag thanks to all the students at our Centre who worked enthusiastically in order to improve our Centre’s environment. Maverick was part of the team that introduced the ceremony and he spoke in front of the audience present. Both Maverick and Malik were given the green sash as a symbol of achieving the first green flag. A green flag and a certificate were also presented to our Centre to represent our success in working in favour of a greener environment. The audience appreciated and were impressed by the presence and performance of both Maverick and Malik.
Din is-sena xi studenti mill-JES u li s-sena l-oħra temmew b’suċċess il-Food Handling Course ħadu sehem b’mod iktar impenjattiv mis-soltu fil-Ftira Day. Dan għaliex l-istudenti kienu nvoluti mill-bidunett ta’ din l-attivita’ billi raw x’hemm bżonn jinxtara u xi ppreparamenti huma meħtieġa biex din l-attivitá tkun kompluta. Għalhekk ġurnata qabel l-attivitá l-istudenti flimkien mal-għalliema marru jixtru l-ingredjenti kollha. Fil-ġurnata tal-attivitá l-istudenti bdew minn filgħodu jippreparaw l-ftajjar għal sħabhom l-istudenti kif ukoll għall-għalliema. Kienet esperjenza oħra fejn l-istudenti wrew ħiliet differenti u b’hekk l-attivita’ kienet suċċess.
Three students visited Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary on 29/10/14 on behalf of the Centre to deliver dog food and blanket donations. These were donated by the Centre’s team of students, staff and parents as part of the Centre’s Animal Awareness initiatives. Further similar activities both in-house as well as with our extended community will be held regularly at the Centre as part of our commitment towards animal awareness.
On Thursday 23rd October, three students had the opportunity to plant three Holm Oak trees at our Centre. Our aim is to safeguard indigenous trees such as Holm Oak which are very rare and are only found in the limits of Wardija and St. Paul’s Bay. The plants being planted are the ones some parents offered to foster during the summer holidays 2014. Both activities make part of the LEAF project. From this activity, the students learnt more about trees specifically about Holm Oak trees and also how to plant them.