As an introduction to this year’s Book Week, Dingli and Zabbar A Primary schools organised an online story telling session. Twin sisters, Mrs E. Galea and Mrs. P. Lombardo, the heads of the respective schools, read a story from the book Is-Serduq tar-Razzett which was written by their late father Anthony Spiteri. The book has been recently published by the National Literacy Agency and the story was read online to all the students of both schools.
During the powerpoint presentation, it was mentioned that even though there is the factor of distance between the two schools, this activity was still possible because it was organised online. Both heads stressed the importance of reading daily. They also spoke about how much they enjoyed themselves when as young girls, their father used to read to them his own stories. While when they grew up and became mothers themselves, they used to read these stories to their own children. Moreoever they said that they still like to read daily and also how they used to and still like to write various stories themselves. Important information such as the author’s name, biography and blurb were also pointed out to the students. Both sisters pointed out that there was always a lesson to be learnt from their father’s stories.
The Language Policy in Education Unit within the National Literacy Agency, in collaboration with the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta will be organising a series of online sessions on early language development. These sessions are intended for parents and guardians of children aged 0-5 and will be held in Maltese. The sessions, led by Dr. Daniela Gatt, will be held online, once a week from 15:30 to 17:00. The schedule is as follows:
Participants are to fill in the online form to book the sessions by clicking on this link: https://forms.office.com/r/PKs5yVjKCa. An invitation to attend these sessions will be sent the day before each session. For further information please send an email to Dr. Lara Ann Vella on firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 25982130.
An online SDG Festival for all parents and guardians, was held on 30th April 2021 at Dingli Primary, as part of the Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) Community Action Day. On the day, Yr 6 Jaguars launched an interesting video clip titled ‘Be Responsible, Be Sustainable’, which was also submitted as an entry for the YRE Competition.
Through this video clip, Ms Michaela’s students spread an important message regarding sustainability, beyond the classroom. They highlighted the importance of informing oneself and of nurturing environmentally conscious minds. They gave concrete examples of how we can be responsible producers and consumers, taking immediate action for a more sustainable future