On Friday, 10th November the Year 7 Faith students had the opportunity to visit the Inquisitors Palace in Vittoriosa in connection with the Maltese syllabus were the ability of speech about cultural themes is concerned. The activity ‘Maltese in History’ was about the story of inquisition in Malta. Upon arriving at the Palace, the students had an introduction about Maltese traditions which form part of our cultural identity. After they had a detailed explanation about clothing worn by men and women in ancient days, and about different materials and their origin. They also learnt how cotton was given colour. The students learnt many traditional Maltese words linked with these traditions. They also had the opportunity to see closely different parts of clothing and put them on a mannequin. After a short break, the students had the opportunity to go inside the court of the Palace and act two cases which go back to the Inquisition period. It was indeed a beautiful educational experience for everyone. The students also went inside the torture chambers of the prison. Before leaving the Palace, our students were also given information leaflets to keep reading about this activity. We thank Ms Anne Marie Camilleri, one of our Maltese teachers and Mr Nathan Buttigieg our History teacher who organised this outing. Thanks also to Mr Ian Borg, LSE who accompanied the group. We would like to thank Heritage Malta and the Maltese Department from the Directorate of Programs of Teaching and Assessment for this opportunity. The other Year 7 classes shall be going on a similar activity in the coming days.
Nov 13, 2023