Il-Premju tal-President ghall-Kreattivita’ is one of a series of measures announced in previous years aimed at strengthening Malta’s cultural and creative sectors. This initiative forms part of a diverse portfolio of schemes and initiatives to maximise the potential of Malta’s creative growth, by encouraging further employment opportunities in the cultural sectors, cultural exchange whilst promoting inclusivity and active cultural participation.
Maria Regina College Dun Manwel Attard Young Adult Education Resource Centre benefited from such Programme in 2014 with a project named ‘Feel the Vibe’. This project will entail the creation of a performance that encompasses music, theatre and singing. Based on our different abilities students’ preferred styles and through work with professionals in the respective areas, the students will have the chance to creatively explore ways of expressing themselves and together will build a series of short clips that will take the audience through the series of performances. Such performances will be open to the general public. Students will be assisted in producing musical instruments from recycled material.
The first meeting for parents was held at our Resource Centre on Friday 3rd October, 2014. Mr Nicholas Agius, Head of the Resource Centre, introduced the first speaker, Mr Aldo Busuttil who addressed the parents about the general health and safety procedures vis-à-vis the building extension project. Views and concerns were aired by the parents present for the meeting.
A LEAF ceremony was afterwards held. Last scholastic year, a number of holm oak seeds were planted in small pots by the students at the Centre. A number of parents offered to foster these plants for the summer holidays. On the day of the ceremony, the parents returned the plants to the Centre. To show the Centre’s appreciation, a certificate was presented to all those who participated. This ceremony was prepared by the Ekoskola team and is part of the LEAF project which aims to safeguard and enhance awareness of trees. We are looking forward to involve more parents in future activities.
Kreattiv hampers were then presented to Mr Mario Testa, College Principal and to Ms Mervin Vella, Service Manager.
Mr Nicholas Agius gave a detailed explanation about this scholastic year objectives and other queries.
Mr Martin Debattista Project Leader – Tablets and Mr Louis Vella Support Teacher from elearning addressed the parents about the Pilot Project and presented tablets to students.
We welcome you all to the new scholastic year
Activities 2013-2014 from yaerc on Vimeo.
This video is dedicated to all students, staff, parents/carers and to all those who in any way have contributed to make this scholastic year another success! Well done to all.
As its name implies, this project consisted in bringing together 6 artistic and intrinsic flavours together in one portable pack. The artistic disciplines involved consisted in the making of salt in a traditional way, olive oil, sun dried tomatoes, honey, olive leaves tea, and carobs syrup. These products were produced both at our Resource Centre Vocational Units and at our partner’s workshops.
Such project was very important for our Resource Centre for two main reasons.
1. It gave our students the opportunity to integrate with Wardija Community therefore creating more inclusive environment.
2. Engaged in such artistic disciplines our students enhanced their employability skills which are of utmost importance for their future especially with regards to their vocational preparation.
A group of students from our Resource Centre participated in a Drama Workshop organised by Opening Doors. Opening Doors is an autonomous, non-governmental, not-for-profit arts association operating at a national level in Malta for the promotion of and active involvement of adults with learning disabilities in the artistic and creative sector. For more info login to: