This summer, for the second year running, the Education and Outreach Section within Heritage Malta continued to organise several fun activities as part of the Heritage Malta Student Passport Scheme.
The activities, which were open to all ages, were focused on Art and Physical Education and were held in various museums across Malta and Gozo. Despite being limited in scope due to the Covid-19 health and safety measures, children and teenagers were able to express themselves artistically and exert themselves safely through cheerful play and exercise whilst discovering more about their country’s history.
Two entertaining sessions entitled ‘Art Blast’ took place at MUZA in Valletta, Malta’s national art museum, where students were encouraged to participate in ‘Owl’ and ‘Portrait’ themed activities respectively after being introduced to select exhibits in the museum.
Another art activity was organised, this time at the Ggantija Temples in Gozo, where passport holders were inspired by pre-historic doodles, carvings and etchings.
Using the medium of clay, students were able to muck in and recreate artefacts found in the tombs of St. Paul’s Catacombs in Rabat.
For those students made restless by the restrictions of social distancing, the boisterous and jocular sports activities held in the vast open spaces of Fort St. Angelo provided an opportunity for passport holders to let off steam and build up a sweat whilst exploring the historic Fort itself.
Heritage Malta is committed to organising more of these fun and educational experiences in 2021, so keep updated by following us on FACEBOOK and also here on this website.