The Year 4 children went to Birgu Fest where they did a lot of activities and saw interesting places such as the Parish Church of St. Lawrence and the Inquisitor’s Palace.
Submitted by Ms Angelique Attard, Yr 4.1
On Friday 7th October, the year 4 classes together with the year 5 and year 6 classes went to the Historical village of Vittoriosa, better known as Birgu. They toured the characteristic narrow streets and identified a number of historical buildings and monuments. They also visited the Inquisitor’s Palace and the parish church dedicated to Saint Lawrence. Students were also given some historical background through drama.
Submitted by Ms Mathea, Yr 4.2 teacher
On 19th February year 5 students had the opportunity to visit the historical city of Birgu. In doing so students could understand better an essential part of the topic entitled ‘L-Ibliet il-Qodma Maltin’ from the Social Studies Curriculum. Indeed by roaming around this magnificent city they understood better the significant importance of Birgu in the past and nowadays.
Whilst visiting the Maritime Museum and the Inquisitor’s Palace students were very attentive and asked a lot of questions. In particular they liked the torture room and the prison cell best (at the Inquisitor’s Palace)!!
When we were arrived at the main square students were invited to visit a church run museum. There, a volunteer showed them the sword and hat which Grand Master Jean de Valette used while fighting against the Turks. Students also saw the altar where De Valette supposedly used to pray before the Great Siege of 1565.
It was indeed a fun educational outing!
Sbumitted by Ms Miranda Cauchi, Yr 5.2 teacher.
Malta offers many cultural treasures which one can visit and the old city of Birgu (Vittoriosa) is indeed one of them. The two Year 5 classes could well appreciate this last Thursday 19th February 2015 as they roamed the winding village streets, passed through old gateways and admired ancient buildings and monuments, breathing history at every step.
We had the opportunity of visiting the Inquisitor’s Palace and the Malta Maritime Museum, each one of them worth a visit to Birgu on its own. Major restoration works are currently in progress on Fort St. Angelo, but we did manage to take a little peep at it as we enjoyed a walk along the beautiful Grand Harbour Marina in the surprisingly warm sunshine. At the end of the day we all felt enriched by our experience and a bit prouder of being Maltese.
Dr Simone Micallef (Yr 5.1)
On Friday 21st February 2014 the two Year 5 classes went to visit two important places in the south of Malta: the old city of Birgu and Marsaxlokk fishing village.
In Birgu they toured the characteristic narrow streets and identified a number of historical buildings and monuments. They visited the Inquisitor’s Palace (where there was some filming taking place) and then walked along the waterfront up to Fort St. Angelo, while admiring the beautiful yachts berthed at the Yacht Marina.
In Marsaxlokk they could observe the various fishing boats and nets from up close, while some pupils took the opportunity to speak with a few of the fishermen and women who were busy at their work.
In both places we could notice a good number of tourists enjoying Malta’s sights or savouring a tasty meal at one of the numerous restaurants we encountered on our path. Delicious!
Dr Micallef yr 5.1