On the 11 th December, at the Sir M.A Refalo Sixth Form Youth Hub together with the SRC organised an activity related to the Human Rights. The students were invited to write down no hate messages and attach them to the board to commemorate this day.
The SRC and the youth worker were all busy preparing plastic heart shape boxes filled with a no hate note that represents love, to be distributed during this activity. This project was all funded by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ to celebrate this day and join with the No hate speech campaign. The campaign seeks to decrease the levels of acceptance of hate speech, online and offline. It combats hate speech in all forms, including those that most affect young people, such as cyber-bullying and cyber-hate. The campaign is based on human rights education, youth participation and media literacy. The aim of this activity was to bring more awareness among our students and to be more tolerant in front of each other.
To this event the Principal and the Head of school together with the CEO of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ and the rest of the management, were all present at the Youth Hub. A small presentation was held on the Human Rights and the youth work service in Gozo. The students were also encouraged to give their opinion on the service of the Youth Hub.
Gozo College Primary School and Special Unit is one of the schools participating in an Erasmus+ project entitled: TNT Together Now for Tomorrow dealing with Wellbeing in Schools. The other schools participating in the project are from Finland, Latvia, The Netherlands, Germany and Portugal.
The 1st Transnational Meeting of the project was held in Gozo between the 23rd and the 27th of November 2017. The 11 participants apart from working on the project also acquired knowledge about the Educational system in Malta. They therefore visited Sir M.A Refalo Sixth Form Gozo where they were shown around by the Head of School Mr Daniel Cassar. They also had the opportunity to meet Mr Victor Galea the principal of the Mikiel Anton Vassalli College. All the participants were impressed by the level being attained in this educational institution.
It was an amazing experience. It was truly a unique opportunity to our students to experience and appreciate nature and its beauty. Two weeks of intense tasks, hands on, which varied from fishing, birding, cave exploring, diving and observing snakes and mammals. Each and every single task required dedication, long hours of walking and last but not least following lectures on specifics topics.
It was quite busy and tiring yet satisfactory.