eTwinning Exchange Project

A group of sixteen German students together with their three Teachers arrived in Malta to start an eTwinning Project with four of our students and twelve girls from St Joseph School, Blata l-Bajda. The German group come from Hamburg and they study at the Gymnasium in Tostedt.

On their arrival they were given a warm welcome at Malta International Airport by the hosting students and their parents. Welcoming the group at the airport, on behalf of the receiving schools were, Mr Raymond D’Amato, Headmaster and Mr Jean Paul Parascandalo, German Teacher for St Michael, while Ms Michelle Vella Gobey, Head of Department of German together with two teachers represented St Joseph School.

For the past few months, the students communicated with each other via social networks, now they could meet face-to-face. Even though shy and apprehensive, they are all looking forward for a week of interesting experiences and activities.

Apart from the visits and time at the two respective school, the programme will also include tours in Valletta, the three Cities, Mdina and Gozo. Weather permitting, they will also have the opportunity to go swimming, sightseeing and other recreational activities.

On Monday the group will start the first part of a study workshop at St Joseph School, which will then continue on Tuesday at our school.

This project’s main aim is to bring together young people from the two countries to share their common and diverse aspects of their respective heritage; talk and compare the subjects they study at school, and offer them the opportunity to improve on their language skills in both English and German.

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Final days of eTwinning project.

The final days of the eTwinning project continued to be an excellent learning experience for both our students and their teachers.

The group continued to come to the school and spent the first three lessons with our students, then they continued with their cultural activities.

On Wednesday, the group visited Gozo, and on Thursday evening a farewell party was held at St Joseph School. It was a fitting conclusion, teachers exchanging gifts and pupils hugged each other as they departed, knowing that they need to wait until April of next year to meet again, this time in Germany.