CARNIVAL PAINTING AND CRAFT COMPETITION 2011
The Prize Giving Ceremony for the CARNIVAL PAINTING AND CRAFT COMPETITION 2011 took place on Friday 4th March at 10.30 a.m. at the Foyer of the Education Directorates, Floriana.
Four students from our Resource Centre together with two members of staff attended this Prize Giving ceremony and all students were presented their certificate of participation.
Five (5) students from our Resource Centre were selected to support the Women’s National team who played Georgia in a European qualifier. The match was played on a beautiful sunny day on March 3rd, at the local Centenary Stadium in Ta’ Qali.
Our students were very enthusiastic and held banners as well as the local flag amid chants of “Forza Malta”. The students were accompanied by Mr P Demanuele (PE teacher) and Mr S Cutajar (PSD teacher). For some of the students this was their first ever experience in a football stadium and they enjoyed themselves very much showing keen interest to learn more about the game of football. Luckily, the Malta girls deservedly won this match with a late injury-time goal, much to delight of those present, including many other students from local Primary and Secondary schools.
Result: Malta 1 Georgia 0
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.
Our Resource Centre held its annual Christmas Concert on 17th December, 2010 during which Mr Anthony Galea, head of the Resource Centre accepted a donation of €24,500 from Mc Donald’s Malta Marketing executive Natasha Giorgio. The donation was a result of the proceeds collected in this year’s Mc Happy Day fund-raising programme held on November 20th, 2010.