Ghidli Storja: A book by children for children launched today
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Nature Trust – FEE Malta, with the collaboration of the Ministry for Gozo, invited all Gozitan schools to participate in a project which integrated literacy to promote a more sustainable lifestyle.
The young students participated in this project – Ghidli Storja – with the aim of developing and strengthening speech skills, listening, writing and reading in Maltese.
During the project students were given the opportunity to be creative and at the same time increase their researching skills by finding their information from different sources. The best thirteen stories have been published in the book – Ghidli Storja which was launched today.
During a presentation, held at the Ministry for Gozo, a number of students of various ages were rewarded with certificates and prizes for their part in making the project such a success.
The Minister for Gozo Justyne Caruana praised this initiative which saw students and the elderly integrate and share experiences together.
“This was an exercise where traditions, crafts, games and old stories have been passed on to the modern generation and eventually printed in a book specially prepared by children for children,” said Dr Caruana.
“The Ministry for Gozo is committed to supporting interesting initiatives such as this project, because it is our role to see that the lifestyle that has survived through generations of our predecessors, is not lost among the fast path of technological advancement we live in today,” continued Justyne Caruana.
The book is printed on recycled paper, with drawings by students and a font suitable for children and those with dyslexia.
Photograph: MGOZ/George Scerri