Thematic STEM Debate

The Science Centre (Pembroke) within the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes is launching the 3rd edition of the Thematic STEM Debate which has been extended to the Primary Sector. The aim of this initiative is to engage students to become active critical thinkers and skilled debaters. Through active participation in the debate, students will:

• Examine ideas, reports, audio-visual material and policies;
• Verify the value of evidence for concepts;
• Recognize strengths and weaknesses of arguments;
• Engage with opposing views and speak strategically.

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Esplora Education Programme 2021 – 2022 Launched

The Esplora Education Programme for scholastic year 2021/2022 was launched during a press event organised at Esplora Interactive Science Centre.   Dr. Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando, Executive Chairman of the Malta Council for Science and Technology, Dr. Frank Fabri, Permanent Secretary for the Ministry for Education, the Hon. Justyne Caruana, Minister for Education and the Hon. Owen Bonnici, Minister for Equality, Research and Innovation were present and delivered speeches during this launch. Esplora Interactive Science Centre offers a range of inspirational and engaging learning experiences for schools. These include science shows, workshops, planetarium films, 200+ interactive exhibits, exhibition gallery activity packs, artistic performances, events and CPDs for educators. The Education Programme is a great tool to use by educators who are planning a visit to Esplora with their students. The Education Programme can be downloaded from here:

Students from St. Nicholas College are the winners of the Virtual Science Quest 2021

We are pleased to announce that two students from our College – Keona Bonavia from Dingli Primary School, and Jansen Bugeja from Mgarr Primary School, have placed first in their respective categories (Year 4 and Year 5 respectively). Congratulations to our students for their great achievement!