Ġnien Dinja Waħda at Għar Dalam

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.

Schedule of Activities:

9:30 – Students arrive at Għar Dalam, registration of contract tracing details and temperature taking.

12:10 – Tree potting exercise – Students to proceed in small groups (according to their bubble) for this last activity.

12:30 – Students leave for school

Materials students need to bring from school:

• Blank paper,
• Crayons,
• Wipes,
• Activity sheet,
• Tablet,
• Clipboard,
• Pencils.

Throughout these activities the guidelines as set out by the Ministry of Education must be followed:

Masks – Participants are required to wear face mask at all times including in class, in common areas and on school transport. Mask can be removed to eat and during physical exertion.

Social distancing – a 1.5m is to be kept between participants throughout the activity

Please note that the site is only partially accessible to those with mobility impairments, however if you have students with mobility impairments please advise us before hand so we can adapt the activities to suit their needs. Free transport is also being offered to those participating in the activity, should any of the participating students have mobility impairments please advise us before hand so that we can provide suitable

The activity is being offered on the below dates:

November – 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30
December – 2, 9, 7, 14 and 16.
In case of bad weather, the activity will be postponed.

Activity is being offered free of charge but booking is required, booking can be made through our online school booking form – https://heritagemalta.org/schoolbooking/ghar-dalam/