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  • Science and biology students learn about Chinese Traditional Medicine

    Science and biology Form 4 students at St Margaret College Senior Secondary School Verdala, Cospicua, were recently given a special lecture about the benefits and practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The lecture, delivered by Dr Duan...

  • Maltese geologist awarded PhD of ‘outstanding’ research

    Research recently conducted by Maltese geologist Daniel Sultana for the award of a PhD from the Department of Earth Sciences at the Royal Holloway University, London, was described as outstanding in both depth and quality by his examiners, Prof.

  • School creates reading hub with recycled material

    School creates reading hub with recycled material

    Mosta Primary A school recently embarked on a project to design a space within its premises into a ‘detoxifying reading hub’ where pupils would feel safe, welcome and encouraged to read. The aim was to make reading fun by integrating spaces and...

  • Study on upward social mobility in Malta

    Etienne Gatt recently conducted a qualitative study that investigated the personal and social factors that help individuals coming from families of low socioeconomic backgrounds achieve upward social mobility in Malta. The study was a dissertation...

  • Scholarship for young diplomats at Medac

    Scholarship for young diplomats at Medac

    As from last October the first three students from countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region started benefitting from a new annual scholarship programme for students from this region to pursue a Master’s in Diplomacy degree at...

  • Camps aim to spark students’ interest in STEM

    Camps aim to spark students’ interest in STEM

    STEM camps offer students an enjoyable opportunity to learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The first such camps during the current scholastic year are targeting Year 7 (Form 1) students and being held at Esplora...

  • Ekoskola clean-up at Santa Luċija

    Ekoskola clean-up at Santa Luċija

    A clean-up activity at Santa Luċija was recently organised by the Ekoskola group at St Thomas More College Secondary School, Santa Luċija, with the help of other students from the school. The students were given gloves, pickers, black, green and...

  • St Michael Foundation students win science olympiad 2018

    St Michael Foundation students win science olympiad 2018

    A team of students from St Michael Foundation comprising Lauren Azzopardi, Edward Rossi and Timothy Vella recently won this year’s edition of the Malta Junior Science Olympiad. The teams from the Archbishop’s Seminary, Rabat and Immaculate...

  • Maltese science and puppet theatre show performed in Moscow

    Maltese science and puppet theatre show performed in Moscow

    Maltese scientists and actors from the Kids Dig Science creative and interactive puppet theatre troupe recently performed two shows in Moscow, Russia, for over 100 pupils at the Cambridge International School and at the Innopark Interactive...

  • A club to enrich children’s creative writing skills

    Renowned UK children’s poet Ian Bland, who specialises in action poetry, recently led a workshop for 30 children from Year 4 through to Year 8 from State and Church schools who are participating in the Young Writers’ Club.   This was one of a...

  • Students learn from authors

    Students learn from authors

    Fifty children from State, Church and independent schools recently took part in The Writing Stars, a two-day series of creative writing workshops organised by the Education Ministry’s National Literacy Agency. The workshops were delivered by...

  • A memorable educational visit to Paris and Normandy

    A memorable educational visit to Paris and Normandy

    One of so many methods of educating their students in San Andrea School is by giving them the opportunity to travel and read the world book pages outside the classroom walls. This scholastic year, a group of students aged 12 to 15 took up the...

  • Maltese students take part in first Youth Parliament in Brussels

    Maltese students take part in first Youth Parliament in Brussels

    Last month, along with a group of 15 students from St Martin’s College Sixth Form, I travelled to the European Parliament in Brussels to participate in the first Youth Parliament. Over 700 students from all over Europe gathered to debate and vote...

  • A comparative study on educators’ qualification to teach

    A comparative study on educators’ qualification to teach

    It is tacitly understood that teachers, besides having academic qualifications, are also professionally qualified to teach. A few weeks ago, the first cohort of teachers graduated from the Faculty of Education with a Master’s qualification to...

  • Advanced medical videocompression system developed

    A Maltese researcher has deve­loped a novel medical video compression system that achieves a 28.25 per cent gain in compression over the latest lossless video compression standard (HEVC) while reducing the encoding time re­quired and retaining...

  • Valletta excursion enriches students’ cultural knowledge

    Valletta excursion enriches students’ cultural knowledge

    Form 4 students at St Margaret College Senior Secondary School, Verdala, Cospicua, recently took part in an excursion to Valletta aimed at enriching their cultural knowledge. The participants learnt about the symbolic architectural and artistic...

  • Dementia caregiving in the community

    A short course on caring for people with dementia in the community will start next month at the University Residence, Robert Mifsud Bonnici Street, Lija. This course, run by Malta University Consulting Ltd in collaboration with the University of...

  • Teaching pupils about water conservation

    Teaching pupils about water conservation

    A book aimed at pupils entitled Kurjużata H20 on the importance of water conservation, written by Kim Dimech and Dr Tanya Muscat, was recently launched by the Education Ministry’s National Literacy Agency at San Ġorġ Preca College Valletta Primary...

  • How educators mediate social change

    How educators mediate social change

    Maltese educators’ own identity and the implications of their visions and positions on social diversity on their teaching and administrative practices in schools was the subject of research conducted by Louise Chircop, who recently graduated with...

  • Research improves suspect recognition

    A researcher at the University of Malta recently designed a system that automatically retrieves the identities of suspects portrayed in sketches described by witnesses to a crime, through the comparison of such sketches with traditional...