The Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes and CEER (Centre for Environmental Education Research) would like to draw educators’ attention to a new online platform, namely Our Planet, Our Future. A link to this platform will be available on https://teleskola.mt/initiatives/. Created by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Climate Action, this platform can support students to understand the causes and impacts of climate change while providing solutions towards a climate-friendly society. The information, activities and interactive resources found within this platform can support educators to facilitate dynamic and cross-curricular learning experiences that promote the acquisition of skills and competences including, research, inquiry, collaborative learning and creative problem solving.
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges that the world is facing today. Around the world, young people have been raising their voices and taking action to fight climate change. Therefore, it is important to introduce this energy into schools and empower students to act as catalysts for a better future. Further information about this platform can be sought directly through CLIMA-YOUTH-CLIMATEACTION@ec.europa.eu. Schools wishing more information about educator training in Education for Sustainable Development and Global Education can contact Mr Francesco Debono on email@example.com.
L-Investigaturi tal-Mużika – part of the MPO’s continuous efforts to bring music closer to younger audiences – is an edutainment series of 15-minutes episodes delving into aspects of orchestral music.
Introducing Allegra and Strauss, the two inquisitive young investigators seek to discover this genre through a number of set missions forwarded to them by ‘the expert’. Their adventures cover a wide range of subjects: composers, instruments, techniques, and genres amongst others.
Allegra and Strauss meet The Scientist, who explains to them scientific principals involved in creating and listening to music.
This project is presented in collaboration with The Ministry of Education
MAYA FARRUGIABEZZINA Allegra JAYDEN MICALLEF Strauss MARIA BUCKLE Actress MATTHEW MUSCAT DRAGO Video Director SIMONE SPITERI Author DANIEL CAUCHI Artistic Director
The ‘Water – Be the Change’ campaign announces Comic Competition for Schools. This scholastic year the “Water – Be the Change” campaign being implemented by the Energy Water Agency will be launching an exciting opportunity for schools to demonstrate their artistic talents. Create a published comic and be in for a chance to win great prizes which can help your school use water more sustainably!
What’s it all about?
“Water – Be the Change” is a National Water Conservation Campaign which seeks to spread awareness about water conservation and the importance of minimising water use in our day-to-day activities. Currently, a typical Maltese person uses an average of around 110 litres of water per day. A very small amount of this is used for drinking and cooking while most of it is used for cleaning, washing and flushing. Most of the time our daily activities can be done in a more sustainable manner by utilising far less water. This campaign will seek to help children learn more about what they can do – while also informing others.
Dingli Primary school was given a GOLD AWARD for its sterling work in promoting reading amongst all pupils across the different age groups and abilities. The championship was organised by the AĠENZIJA NAZZJONALI TAL-LITERRIŻMU during scholastic year 2020-2021. The school encourages reading through various activities which include book borrowing, book appreciation, book quizzes and competitions, meeting the author, making our own book, as well as participating in other activities organised by the Aġenzija itself. The highlight of this year’s activities was a BOOK WEEK which culminated in a special day in which ‘ambassadors of reading’ contacted each class through TEAMS and read a favourite story to our pupils. Leading the ambassadors list was his grace the archbishop of Malta, Mgr Charles J. Scicluna who read the story of Samuel’s call.
The Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes in collaboration with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, is organising an online German activity – Frohe Weihnachten! / Merry Christmas!
Students in Year 5 and Year 6 as well as students learning German in Year 7, Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10 are invited to participate in this online activity. This is a great opportunity for students to explore Christmas celebrations in German speaking countries and find creative ways to describe them. All participants will get a certificate of participation and a pack of resources will be given to all schools. The schools (Primary and Secondary) with most entries will get an extra pack of resources.
Interested teachers are kindly requested to send the students` videos, photos or presentations by Friday 3rd December 2021 to Ms Erica Kawka Armeni on firstname.lastname@example.org. Collaborative work is also encouraged. For further information please either access the following link:
ESPLORA has just launched a series of Educational Packs for Kinder 1, Kinder 2, Year 3 and Year 4. The Educator’s Packs provide valuable information pertaining to educational visits to the Interactive Science Centre. The packs include various pre and post-visit activities which can be used with students in class, or at home, before and after their visit to Esplora. Such pre- and post-activities are based on the Early Years and Primary Science/ Primary English curricula.
The Esplora Educator’s Packs and related resources can be downloaded from: https://esplora.org.mt/ category/educators-pack/. When visiting Esplora, state schools will benefit from the free transport scheme offered through the Ministry for Education. The Esplora School Education Programme offers a wide variety of on-site activities for all ages, from early years to secondary school students. The full list of activities on offer can be accessed through this link: https:// esplora.org.mt/education-programme-20212022.
Klabb 3-16 Mid-Term Holidays Applications are now open from the 8-18th October 2021. This service is available for working parents/guardians. Service will be offered on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd November 2021. Book online on FES Website www.fes.gov.mt or go to servizz.gov.mt.
The course aims to help learners to develop an understanding that specific objectives can be attained by following a sequence of instructions or commands. Learners will be ushered to the world of robotics whereby they will develop their curiosity to discover more. This programme will introduce them to technological terms to gradually increase their knowledge on coding and programming. Various technologies and gadgets will be used to jumpstart their interest in robotics while enjoying fun activities.
These are FREE online session, sponsored by eskills Malta Foundation, for which an invite will be received upon confirmation of registration. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The Sessions will be held every Tuesday from 16:00 – 16:45, starting from the 12th of October and will run until the 11th of November.
Heads of School are kindly informed that the Science Centre (Pembroke) within the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes (DLAP) is organising the 8th edition of the Malta Junior Science Olympiad (MJSO). The MJSO will be held at Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School, Naxxar, on Saturday 20th November 2021.
Heritage Malta would like to invite students from Year 6 to participate in its new thematic programme: Ġnien Dinja Waħda at Għar Dalam. The activity is divided in five 30-minute-long activities that students will follow on a rotation basis:
Station 1: Ġnien Dinja Waħda – Pond Dipping, Għar Dalam curator will show students how to pond dip. Students will then be invited to help identify the creatures and discuss habitats around and in the pond. Station 2: Għar Dalam Cave Tour – Tour will focus only on the cave as a natural habitat. Station 3: Observing Nature – The activity will focus on the natural aspect of Għar Dalam with activities aimed at helping the students to connect with the environment around them through observations. A short activity sheet will be used to take note of these observations. Station 4: Bark Rubbing Activity – An art teacher will show students how to do bark rubbing, students will then be invited to rub on different trees with the aim of creating different patterns. So as to follow Covid19 regulations students are asked to bring their own crayons and paper. Station 5 (final activity to be carried out prior to leaving): Seed Sowing Activity – Students will be given seeds, pot and soil and given instructions on how to plant them. The pots will subsequently be collected by Heritage Malta staff in May and the trees and other wild plants planted at Għar Dalam and other areas.