Critical Minds is a project revolving around Science and Design and Technology aimed at Year 5 children. Children’s creativity and innovative traits were pushed to the limits by encouraging them to build things never seen before. Finished products had to make sense but not necessarily work. The project supported children to ”develop an inquiry-based approach to finding out facts by observing, exploring and investigating” (NCF, 2012, p. 53).
After a series of preparatory lessons, children were shown a short introductory video of a pilot group illustrating the different steps of the project. Children had to:
- looking at the resources available,
- design and sketch a project idea,
- draw up a written list of resources required,
- buy the resources using allotted money
- build and log steps in written form,
- test the project and
- present the final product.
Critical Minds is the brain child of Francesco Debono, Science Teacher, Ruth Cilia, Head of Department for Literacy, Amanda Morales, Literacy Teacher and Rosanne Talbot, Oracy Teacher.
Kristina Falzon (Year 6.5) is currently participating in the Endkist Digital Story Competition. The competition entails children writing, recording and editing their own digital story. The theme for this story is the European Theme for 2014 ‘Bringing Together Work and Family Life’
ENDKIST is an EU funded project with the main aim of exploiting the use of digital storytelling to enrich the education system both in schools and also at the workplace. Digital storytelling can increase the creativity of students, while at the same time also enhance their learning skills such as reading, writing and photography.
Here is Kristina’s entry.
You can also see this story by click on the link above.
Well done Kristina!
The Minister of Education, the Hon. Evarist Bartolo, visited our school to commemorate World Book Day on 6 March 2014. Children were involved in various activities throughout the day, including various workshops, story-telling sessions and an interactive play. The school also received a substantial donation of books from Kunsill Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb.
Photos courtesy of Department of Information (DOI), Malta
Students in Year 6 recently participated in a comic strip competition about “Democracy and human rights at school”. Out of the various entries submitted for this competition, 2 have now been short-listed at a European level and the general public is invited to vote for the best entry.
The winning projects will receive media visibility and on-line exposure on the Internet sites of the European Commission, the Council of Europe and the partners in many networks. The top ten entries will be celebrated as a contribution to citizenship and human rights education and will serve as inspiration for one or several short-film(s)/animation(s) which will be commissioned afterwards.
The entries from our school are entry number 22 and 49 by Kaya Marie Ellul and Jake Degiorgio respectively.
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Il-Fondazzjoni għal Servizzi Edukattivi (FES) bil-kollaborazzjoni mal-Malta Libraries, il-Kunsilli Lokali ta’ Żabbar u t’Għaxaq u l-Istituto Paulo Freire ser torganizza sessjonijiet ta’ rrakkuntar tal-istejjer għat-tfal t’etajiet varji flimkien mal-ġenituri/carers tagħhom. Din hija opportunita` eċċellenti għall-ġenituri li jixtiequ jaqsmu ftit tal-ħin m’uliedhom f’attivita` edukattiva marbuta mal-gost tal-qari.
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