The Prime Minister pays a visit to the Gozo School of Art
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The Prime Minister, Dr. Lawrence Gonzi, paid a visit recently to the Gozo School of Art and was shown around the centre by the Head of school, Joseph Attard, who explained the ethos of the school.
The visit started with the feature of exhibits in Sugar Crafts. This was followed with the inauguration by the Prime Minister of two machines, a lathe machine financed by the Ministry for Gozo and a milling machine financed by the E.T.C, totalling around 10,000 Euros. These new machines make it possible for the school to offer new courses in metal. The Gozo School of Art has been accredited by Malta Qualification Framework MQF, which was explained to the Prime Minister by the director of the Life Long Learning Education Division, Mr Mario Azzopardi.
The tour then moved on to the Ceramic’s Workshop and the Conference Hall, where the visitors were able to watch young students who were being given an art lesson.
The Prime Minister closed his visit with a speech and the presentation of a commemorative plaque to Alfred Camilleri Cauchi, in appreciation of the sculpture of his father Wistin, which had been donated to the Centre.
Mr Justin Falzon, art teacher, presented the Prime Minister with an incision of St. Paul, to commemorate the visit.