Dawra Durella Max-xemx, Il – pjaneti, u s- Sistema Solari kollha is the title of a Kreattiv Project that was launched in October 2017 after having been awarded Kreattiv Project Funds by the Malta Cultural Council. The project came first of 34 other projects that were presented for funding. It is a joint collaboration between the school –Mater Boni Consilii School Paola and Dr. Patrick Camilleri from the Department for Leadership Learning and Innovation, Faculty of Education at the University of Malta.
The project is directed towards the use of Robotics and lego equipment for learning about space and the solar system. The Grade 4 and Grade 5 are learning about the solar system through a cross curriculum approach, merging together science and technology, art, history of science and religion. The students are using LEGO to build storylines for sequential and computational thinking as well as drawing and painting to enrich these storylines. The students are also using the tablets to create photo stories and digital story telling activities to be later published on social media.
From time to time, Dr Camilleri is visiting the school and together with his assistant Ms Josette Vassallo La Rosa, is conducting sessions in the two classes, assisted by the respective class teachers and LSA’s.