On Wednesday 20th May, the Ekoskola team had the LEAF jury where a team of people from Ekoskola visited our Centre and asked a number of questions to the Ekoskola students in relation to the project LEAF. The students’ aims of this project were to enhance the appreciation of trees, put gardening skills into practice at the Centre and outside and also to grow and plant more trees around Malta and Gozo. They responded to every question being asked with confidence and discussed what they did throughout this year with confidence. The team praised all the work that they have done and enthusiasm the students have to protect trees. In fact, the students who represent the whole Centre achieved the LEAF award for the first time
This year’s JES Independent Travel Activity was held on 20thMay 2015. This is a yearly initiative organised by the JES Team as part of its efforts to promote students’ independence and enhance their involvement in society. The students who participated in this initiative made use of public transport to travel independently from their hometown to Valletta. They had to carry out the steps related to the use of public transport, such as identifying the bus stop, selecting the bus number and purchasing their own ticket independently and following their trip, they met at a pre-assigned location with members of our team in Valletta.
From there, the students who were carrying out this activity for their second consecutive year, also proceeded with the second part of their trip. This involved once again making use of public transport, this time to travel from Valletta to Burmarrad. 4 students were participating in this part of the exercise. Together, they had rehearsed travelling to this destination throughout the year and were now carrying out this journey independently as a team.
The students who on the other hand were carrying out this exercise for the first time, which this year were 2, proceeded to celebrating their accomplishment by taking a trip on the Valletta to Sliema ferry and once there, celebrating their success at an outlet in the area.
All the students who participated in this ambitious activity performed to high standards. Most of them reached their destinations on time and all were excited and proud to have accomplished this feat. The level of satisfaction and the boost to one’s self-esteem that performing such an activity can bring is not to be underestimated and it was evident from the students’ response that having been entrusted with this task and having been able to carry it out successfully has brought them a well-deserved level of unparalleled accomplishment and satisfaction.
On Monday 18th May a group of students, together with their parents, attended a workshop regarding the use of tablets and internet safety.
The talk on internet safety was carried out by Ms Deborah Vassallo from Appogg. She explained the importance of the internet and risks associated to its’ use, including self-exposure, cyber-bullying, and pornography. The talk was of interest to those attending who asked relevant questions.
Following the talk, the ICT team conducted a demonstration on the use of tablets. All students were given a tablet to use together with their respective mothers. Android / Ipad tablets were chosen prior to session according to the student’s needs. During the session, basic concepts of use were demonstrated and students had the opportunity to explore the tablet and try out various tools and apps. Both students and parents showed interest and participated enthusiastically
The Centre’s 5 students participating in the Duke of Edinburgh Award participated in their much anticipated Adventurous Journey on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th May 2015. The students’ enthusiasm throughout this exciting camping adventure was palpable and they worked with great stamina and determination as a team to succeed on this valuable mission. During the activity, they pitched their own tents independently as a group, they planned out their route and carried out exploratory work to observe flora and fauna in the Majjistral Park, they cooked their own meals on camping stoves and they took part in engaging activities that brought them all together as a team. Throughout the year, the students had worked with great dedication towards preparing for this Adventure and their efforts ultimately paid off. Their energy throughout this unique quest was vibrant and the satisfaction from successfully carrying out this mission is an award that will last them a lifetime!
JUM IĊ-ĊELEBRAZZJONI B’DIFFERENZA
Din is-sena għażilna li jum iċ-ċelebrazzjoni jkun tassew ċelebrazzjoni tal-ħiliet taż-żgħażagħ tagħna f’diversi dixxiplini kreattivi bħaż-żfin, kant, drama u xogħol bit-tafal. Iċ-ċelebrazzjoni ma kinitx biss reċta u preżentazzjoni taċ-ċertifikati, iżda preżentazzjoni lill-ġenituri, edukaturi u mistiedna distinti ta’ dak kollu li tgħallmu rigward l-imsemmija dixxiplini mal-edukaturi tagħhom bl-interventi tant siewja ta’ artisti ta’ fama nazzjonali u anke internazzjonali.