Between Monday 26th and Wednesday 29th June we held the Year 10 live-in in Dar Lourdes Għajnsielem, Gozo. This was the second live-in the school organised in Dar Lourdes which has been recently renovated and run by the Dominican nuns.
After mass celebration our Year 10 students left school to catch the Gozo ferry by coach. Once arrived and settled they had the first session entitled “Nies ta’ Sinsla” to compliment the topic of this live-in “Ħajja ta’ Valur”. After lunch they watched the film “The Ride” (2020), a story about a boy who had childhood problems but eventually found his way forward in life. They then headed for a swim which ended with a barbeque by the sea.
The next day started by mass at the Għajnsielem parish and soon after our students watched the second part of the film. Later, Joseph and Shaun, two MUSEUM members from Gozo shared their experience. Mr Lelio Spiteri, Headmaster of Happy School, and Mr Oliver Aquilina our new school chaplain also shared experiences with our students.
In the afternoon, our Year 10 students spent time swimming in the pool of Dar Lourdes. They had a wonderful time together! Later on in the evening they were treated to a delicious pizza prepared by the sisters and a piece of cake sent by Ms Alison Spiteri. It was indeed a day well spent!
Wednesday, 29th June was the third and last day of the live-in. A mass to celebrate the feast of St Peter and St Paul was held in the chapel of Dar Lourdes by Fr Daniel Galea O.Carm. The rest of the morning was left free for the students to swim or play board games in the yard. After lunch which consisted of lasagna prepared by the sisters, everyone gathered in the hall for an exercise of evaluation about the live-in. It was an emotional moment to see how much the students appreciated all that the teachers had done to make this live-in an unforgettable and special one!
We would like to thank Mr Johann Tabone, Assistant Head, Mr Robert Aloisio, Guidance Teacher, Mr Warren Busuttil, Mr Gafa and Mr Jean Paul Parascandolo, teachers from our school who attended the live-in and other teachers and members of staff who came to Gozo to spend time with our students. For sure we shall all remember fondly the Year 10, 2022 live-in!