This year our Centre is once again participating in Dinja Waħda, an environmental education programme. Several activities were carried out during the first scholastic term including Robin related activities, Organic farming, Generating our own products and Environmental awareness outings.
The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of love, generosity and goodness, but also a time to celebrate. At our centre, the students celebrate in many ways throughout the year but getting all together and perform during our Christmas concert is definitely one they enjoy. The concert is the result of the students’ participation during curricular sessions,and the collective effort of the percussion band,the choir ,the actors,and the dancers produced an outstanding performance,L-Eroj iżuru Betlem.
The centre hosted with pleasure the visit of Mr Edgar Preca, husband of Her Excellency the President, Ms Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca. During this visit, activities to collect donations for l-Istrina took place. The school choir, welcomed Mr Preca with Carol Singing, while students, staff and parents participated in hairstyling, manicures, making coconut balls, Nintendo Wii games and dressing up in the centre’s T- shirt. The enthusiasm of the students, did not go unnoticed by Mr Preca himself. During the whole event, the total donations during these activities amounted to €420 and donated to l-Istrina Campaign. A big thanks to all who contributed and made this event possible.
Bħala parti mill-EkoSkola, din is-sena tkompla l-proġett bl-isem Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE). Dan il-proġett ta’ l-opportunità lill-istudenti sabiex huma stess ikunu ġurnalisti tal-ambjent permezz tal-fotografija. Ir-ritratti magħżula ser ikunu ppreżentati lill-grupp nazzjonali tal-YRE f’Malta (li huwa parti min-Nature Trust Malta) u jistgħu jiġu ppublikati fil-‘YRE Newsletter’, kif ukoll jiddaħħlu f’kompetizzjoni. Din is-sena wħud mir-ritratti ser ikunu parti wkoll mill-proġett Litter Less Campaign.
Building a sense of altruism amongst our students help develop functional social skills. With this in mind , our centre participates in any way possible to reach this target. Pink October -Throughout the month of October, activities were held to raise awareness and funds towards the fight against breast cancer. Activities included, dress up in pink, car wash day, selling of artefacts produced by the students, selling of hair products, applying pink nail polish and an informative meeting for parents. Amongst donations and activities, a sum of 187 Euros was collected, which will be duly forwarded to Pink October Campaign.
Team work, active participation, fun and socialising are few of the skills targeted during our sports day. This bi-annual appointment outside our centre’s doors, opens an opportunity for our students to participate during this event. Like others before it, this year’s sports day, held at Cottonera Sports Complex,was once again a successful learning experience.
Another year, another week marked with activities related with animal awareness. Our students were given the opportunity to come in touch with several types of animals that were hosted at our centre. Nothing beats hands-on learning and the interest and excitement shown by our students once they could personally handle the animals was in itself a confirmation of this.
On Thursday 12th October, three students together with Dinja Waħda coordinator, a member of staff and the Assistant Head were invited to attend the Dinja Waħda ceremony. During the celebration our students received two awards – Silver for Action for Biodiversity and Gold for Connecting with Nature.
This year, our Centre will be participating in Dinja Waħda Project once again. Its aim is to promote environmental education. As a Centre, we are giving importance to the local environment as we believe that we can make a difference.