The Skola Sajf competition has been held for a number of years by the European Commission Representation in Malta and the Ministry of Education. It involved students from all primary schools taking part in the Skola Sajf programme, who explored this year's theme of healthy living through photography, collages and drawings.
Choosing the winners was hard, but in the end 15 entries - collaborative work of a total of thirty five students - were awarded, 5 from each of the three categories.
The Head of the European Commission Representation, Martin Bugelli, introduced the ceremony wth words of appreciation for the works submitted. He spoke about the positive role of Skola Sajf as the students break out for summer holidays and thanked all the staff involved in its running. Mr Bugelli referred also to the importance of the themes chosen for the competitions. The Hon. Dolores Cristina, Minister for Education and Employment also lauded the students' efforts and encouraged them to keep up their participation in similar initiatives. Kids, she said, are best placed to relay the information they acquire at school to their friends and relatives.
The winning students received a certificate of participation, along with a number of prizes and EU-related material. Their entries will also feature on the 2013 calendar of the European Commission Representation in Malta.
The initiative related to the 112 emergency number was launched by the European Commission Representation in collaboration with the Malta Police Force. Between April and May, members of the police corps toured a number of primary schools to talk about 112. They handed out brochures and other information material, as well as a 112-related drawing for the students to colour up and return to the EC Representation. Four students from the Valletta, Floriana and Mġarr primary schools were awarded a prize.
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