Maltese students visit Holland
A group of 11 girls from St Thomas More College’s Girls’ Secondary School, Sta Lucija, and six boys from San Ġorġ Preca College’s Boys’ Secondary School, Ħamrun, recently visited the Netherlands as part of a science student exchange with Maasland College in Oss.
A week prior to the Maltese students’ visit to the Netherlands, students at the three schools set up a shadow stick in a sunny part of the school grounds, and marked the position of the tip of the shadow every 15 minutes throughout the day. In the Netherlands these measurements were analysed and used to find the approximate circumference of the Earth.
In the Netherlands, the students also visited a windmill, an interactive art and photography exhibition at the Jan Cuenen Museum, the Halley Observatory, St Jan’s Cathedral tower, a canal boat tour in S-Hertogenbosch, the Airborne Museum in Arnhem and Kamp Westerbork, a World War II transport camp. In Amsterdam they visited the Anne Frank House and the Rijksmuseum. On the final day they visited Efteling Park and attended a farewell party hosted by one of the Dutch host families.