On a sunny Winter’s day, Thursday January 13th, a group of senior (‘C’ group) students were invited for the ceremony of the 1000th tree being planted at the Salina Natural Park, St. Paul’s Bay, in a project involving several companies, entities and also schools/ education centres. Each of these organisations participated in the National 34U campaign. This campaign is reaping the desired fruit as our environment will look better if greener. Students are also taught that trees supply oxygen and reduce the amount of carbon-dioxide that is harming our planet and causing climate change due to excessive emissions.
Our Resource Centre participated in this event, and the students had the opportunity to plant young trees and also speak to the Minister for Rural Affairs, Hon. Dr. George Pullicino, MP.
On Wednesday, January 12th 2011, the Hon. Minister Dolores Cristina visited our Resource Centre. She was accompanied by Mr G Borg, Director Student Services, Mr V Borg, Consultant to the Ministry about the Resource Centre Programme, Mr M Testa, College Principal, Ms M Vella, Service Manager Student Services, Mr M Schiavone, Public Relations Officer at the Ministry and the Head of the Resource Centre, Mr A Galea.
The Minister visited the various areas within the Wardija Young Adult Education Resource Centre, ranging from the rooms where Personal Development sessions are held, the ICT room, the Vocational Units, the Hand-Crafts area, the Daily Living Unit, the Opti-Music room, the Heavy Equipment therapy room and the Gym. The delegation also showed the Minister around ongoing works being held within the Resource Centre on the Multi-Sensory studio. The Minister also assisted for a short video that explained the day-to-day running of the new programme that is currently being implemented at the Centre. A particular student, on behalf of his fellow students, donated a basket full of agricultural products to the Minister of Education. These products were prepared by the students themselves, during sessions held within the Gardening Vocational Unit with the help of their teachers and LSAs. Another student also presented the Minister with one of his pencil drawings. The Minister enjoyed her visit to the extent that she did not want to leave. She is very satisfied with the work that is being carried out at the Dun Manwel Attard Young Adult Education Resource Centre.