Webinar: Outdoor Learning Benefits & Challenges

Presenter: Sabina Sixsmith

Date: Thursday, December 15th 2022, (Online) 6-7.30pm

Outdoor Learning gives children the opportunity to learn through a hands-on approach where they can enquire and experiment. It creates a safe, non-judgmental nurturing environment to give children a chance to engage in activities and take risks. This session will help educators understand the benefits of outdoor learning, as well as discuss the challenges, thus inspiring deep and meaningful connections to the world and an understanding of how a child fits within it. Outdoor Learning offers children opportunities in a natural environment that allow for a holistic view of the child, as the educator focuses on all aspects to contribute to the various abilities.

If you are interested in joining this online session, please register through our website: https://ecdam.org to reserve a place. The Zoom link will be sent to you a couple of hours before the session starts. Only individuals registered will be sent the link and assigned an attendance ticket to count for the issue of the CPD hours certificate

Organisation of School Based Sports Activities

The Centre for Physical Education and Sport in collaboration with other sport entities has successfully organized a wide range of sport initiatives and events aimed at Primary School learners. These initiatives and programmes left a positive impact on the participating learners, and the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes (DLAP) is planning the next scholastic year’s calendar of events.

During scholastic year 2022-2023, the DLAP is planning to provide learners a wider range of sport disciplines. In this context, stakeholders involved in sport are invited to collaborate. DLAP invites Sport Associations, Sport Entities, Sports Professionals and anyone working in the field of Sport to submit a brief proposal regarding the organization of school-based events and initiatives, SCDP related programmes, intra-college and/or national competitive and non-competitive events as well as talent-identification projects at Primary School level. These proposals should be addressed to miriam.aquilina@ilearn.edu.mt by not later than Friday 18th March 2022. All proposals will be evaluated by the Education Officer for Physical Education (Primary) and the approved proposals will then form part of the School Sports Events for Scholastic Year 2022-2023. Any queries can be put forward to Mr Marvin Spiteri via email marvin.spiteri@ilearn.edu.mt.

Mgarr Primary School completes the Outdoor Classroom Project

St. Nicholas College, Mgarr Primary School has just inaugurated their own outdoor classroom on the school grounds. The space is being used by all the students from Kinder to Year 6. Outdoor learning provides positive physical and mental health benefits to our learners. Studies show that outdoor learning produces significant improvements in children’s mood and well-being. This project is going to be funded from funds acquired from Gal Majjistral.