The last live-in for our Year 11 students kicked off on Friday, 31st March. At 08:30 our students met at the Ċirkewwa terminal and left with the ferry for Dar Lourdes, Għajnsielem, Gozo. The theme of this live-in was FROM NOW ON.
The first day of the live-in was characterised with reflection time, sharing of experiences, discussions, prayer, long walks and obviously ample time to eat!
The following day our students spent time touring the Ċittadella, the Cathedral, the Cathedral Museum and in the afternoon they set for a long walk which ended in the Għajnsielem Museum Centre playing football. There they enjoyed a delicious pizza for dinner.
On Sunday, after breakfast our students took part in the Palm Sunday celebration with the community of Għajnsielem. Soon after, they divided themselves in groups and had a photo hunt in the streets of Għajnsielem. Back at Lourdes home they found a delicious lunch waiting for them. After lunch they packed their belongings and boarded the ferry back to Malta were they found their parents waiting for them at school.
Parents and students all gathered in the school hall to share the enriching experience of this live-in. The headmaster congratulated the students for their behaviour and for the way they experienced this live-in and other occasions during the past years at school. He urged them to pass on to others all the love and kindness they received during these years at St Michael School. Mr D’Amato thanked Mr Tabone who co-ordinated this live-in with the help of Mr Aloisio for his guidance. He also thanked Mr Bugeja, Mr Savona and other members of staff who joined this live-in and spent some of their time with our students.
This live-in ended in the most beautiful way. We all shared the food the parents brought along and had time to eat and talk informally. This was the last activity before the graduation. These experiences for sure are an added asset to the education our school offers to students and their parents.