Our Friday 14th May, the Form 2 A class had an Italian lesson with an exciting difference! On the day, they linked up with their peers in Italy for a cultural exchange and some language practice to celebrate Europe Day 2021. This event was made possible through the collaboration of our school with Istituto Comprensivo Manzoni-Poli of Molfetta, Puglia. The students in Molfetta, who were following lessons online from home, prepared information about Malta in English while our students prepared information about Molfetta and the Puglia region in Italian. The students took turns to read to each other the information they prepared. They exchanged information on culture, traditions, and monuments including typical food, favourite cities and even about Rufus, the pet dog who lives in the train station in Molfetta! Time flew past very quickly, but not before the students asked each other some more questions which came to mind. It was interesting to note that Malta and Molfetta share the same emblem colours, white and red!
We would like to thank the headmaster of the Istituto Comprensivo Manzoni-Poli, Prof Gaetano Ragno and Mrs Clarissa Fleri Soler for making this experience for our students possible. The cultural exchange was organized by Ms. Graziella Attard Fabri, Italian teacher and Ms. Mary Rose Formosa, LSE, who worked with their Italian counterparts Prof. essa Maria Rosaria Lepore, Prof. essa Rosanna Minervini and Prof. essa Antonella Sallustio, teachers at the Istituto. We look forward to future collaborations with the school during the next scholastic year.