World Science Week 2021: Celebrating Women in Space

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The United Nations General Assembly declared that WSW will be held each year from October 4th -10th. These dates commemorate two important milestones in space exploration namely:

  • 4th October 1957: Launch of the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1, thus opening the way for space exploration.
  • 10th October 1967: The signing of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies.

The selected theme for 2021 is Women in Space aiming to inspire young females around the world to pursue STEM studies and future careers in the space industry. The theme also celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of women to science and the space sector. All Primary, Middle and Secondary Schools are encouraged to participate in World Space Week Malta Event (WSWME) by working on any project work that can be conducted both physically and or in digital format preferably relating to the theme above. Teachers can review the suggested list of films below (some of which relate to this year’s theme among many others) that can guide students in their project work/research. The IMDb rating and main elements outlined in each film are also provided: Continue reading

World Book Day 2021

The National Literacy Agency, through its Literacy and Information Support Unit, will be celebrating World Book Day during the week starting from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd April 2021. To celebrate this annual event, the Literacy and Information Support Unit is organising the following competitions for Middle and Secondary school students:

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Activity for Students in Collaboration with German Embassy – Es war einmal … / Once upon a time …

The Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes in collaboration with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, is organising an online German activity – Es war einmal … / Once upon a time …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 our students to enter the world of Fairy Tales and Legends 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 two 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 2nd April 2021 to Ms Erica Kawka Armeni on erica.kawka.armeni@ilearn.edu.mt. Collaborative work is also encouraged.

For further information please either access the following link: https://education.gov.mt/en/foreignlanguages/german/Documents/German%20Event%202021/Guidelines.pdf., or contact Ms. Erica Kawka Armeni on erica.kawka.armeni@ilearn.edu.mt.