On Wednesday 28th June 2023 the last phase of the eTwinning Project got underway. Ms Abdilla has worked on this project together with Year 8 students studying Italian during these last two years. The students began with their online contacts on the eTwinning platform with St Clare College Pembroke, Maria Regina College Middle School Naxxar, Istituto Comprensivo Salvo D’Acquisto Messina, Sicily, Marina Morales Bailén Carretera de Madrid, Spain and OS Vladimir Nazor Zagrebacka Pisarovina, Croatia.
On Wednesday, 25 students woke up early for their trip to Sicily. Upon arrival at Pozzallo, they visited Donnafugata castle. Afterwards they visited Scicli where they were entertained with a good meal and visited the village centre. In the evening they took a swim in the beautiful bay of Noto.
The second day: The students commenced the day with a visit at Salvo D’Acquisto school in Messina. There they had time to meet with this school’s students with whom they had worked on this project since 2021. Later they visited the city of Messina, with its renowned cathedral and its famous clock. After a good meal they had the opportunity to visit Centro Sicilia. The day ended with a good swim together.
The third day: After a good breakfast, they visited the city of Noto, Palazzo Nicolaci, a historical house which dates back till the year 1737. In the afternoon they visited also the village of Marzamemi better known as the village of fishermen. Here the students took part in a ‘photo hunt’that helped them familiarize themselves better and learn other words in Italian.
The fourth day: This morning the students visited Ortigia. They went for a play in the “Teatro dei Pupi” and also visited the city centre. After lunch they left for the much awaited outing – a half day at “Parco Aretusa”, a waterpark in Melilli.
The fifth and final day: On Sunday, the students and the teachers attended Holy Mass in the city of Modica. Modica is renowned for chocolate and rightly so, our group could not miss a visit to the chocolate museum and taste also the local food!
Afterwards they had an activity where they listened to typical Sicilian songs. Later the students returned to Pozzallo to boarded the catamaran back to Malta.
We would like to thank Ms Sharon Abdilla who in the last two years worked with these students on this project, and for her commitment to organise this visit. Thanks also to Mr Simon Camilleri and Mr Luke Borg who accompanied Ms Abdilla during this visit.