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Gozo school children participate in Easter treasure hunt

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Primary school children participate in Easter treasure huntGozo College organised a series of activities which students could take a practical part in. One particular activity was hunting for treasure that was organised for students aged 5 and 6 who attended primary schools within government and church schools in Gozo.

This activity were prepared using a set of questions which were related to the subjects taught in the curriculum including those of mathematics, social studies, religion and science. This activity also included an eco-Gozo theme in the context of what will be included in the resource pack for teachers which was prepared as part of the eco-Gozo project. Furthermore the students had to use tools and other things related to thecampaign activities. The children were divided into groups of between four and six children. The groups explored the area of Ghammar Hill and the area of the Stations of the Cross.

The Minister for Gozo, Giovanna Debono, met with the last group of students during their experience on Ghammar Hill. She could appreciate the reaction of the students who were enjoying their experience and also talked with teachers who are coordinating these activities. The Minister congratulated the initiative and explained how practical activities are a basic element in the preparation of educational programmes that offer academic education along with training. ‘This would also be holistic formation," Minister Debono said.

The section which is coordinating special activities for students in Gozo organised a series of other activities that were targeted for students in primary schools in Gozo. Among these were trekking, gymnastics, swimming and night walks up to Ta’ Gordan lighthouse. The parents of the children could also participate in some of these activities. In the weeks leading up to the summer holidays activities are being organised related to the sport of climbing and cycling.

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