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									             DIRETTORAT                                        DIRECTORATE
       GĦAL SERVIZZI EDUKATTIVI                          FOR EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

          DIPARTIMENT SERVIZZI                          STUDENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT
             GĦALL-ISTUDENT




                          PROJECTS AND INITIATIVES SECTION

Tel. No: 25982744                                                        Fax: 25982375

                                    LETTER CIRCULAR
Ref: SSD 80/10                                                     Date: 18th October 2010

To:         All Heads of School (State and Non-State) & Sections

From:       Ms. Anna Maria Gilson, Service Manager, Projects & Initiatives

Subject: The Great Siege Story Writing and Drawing Competition 2010 – 2011


Heads of School are kindly requested to encourage students to take part in the Great Siege Story
Writing and Drawing Competition 2010 – 2011. This competition is open to students from 8 to
16 years.

Kindly read the attachment which provides additional information and guidelines regarding the
competition. Schools need to organise excursions to visit The Great Siege of Malta Events
Museum in Valletta so that students will be able to participate in this competition.

Submissions, which are to be submitted by 29th April 2011, are to be addressed to:

      Ms. Joanna Busuttil
      Projects & Initiatives Section
      Room 259
      Directorate for Educational Services
      Great Siege Road
      Floriana VLT 2000

A list of the winners of the 2009 – 2010 Great Siege Story Writing and Drawing Competition is
also attached for your perusal.

Thank you for your collaboration.



Mr. George Borg
Director Student Services



 MINISTERU TAL-EDUKAZZJONI, XOGĦOL U L-FAMILJA – MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND THE FAMILY
The 2010 - 2011 school excursion / competition to The Great Siege
Diorama at The Great Siege Events Museum


The Great Siege Events Museum, in collaboration with the Projects and
Initiatives Section of the Directorate for Educational Services, together
with Vivian Corporation and Sagħtar magazine, is once again organising a
story writing and drawing competition.

Schools are invited to organise excursions to visit The Great Siege
Diorama at The Great Siege Events Museum in Republic Square, Valletta
and to participate in the story writing and drawing competition on the
theme ‘Walk through The Great Siege of Malta’. The competition is open
to students over 8 years of age.

  •   Entrance fee for participants

Primary school students (from 8 years of age) pay €2.25 each.
Secondary school students pay €2.50 each.

  •   Competition

All students who visit The Great Siege Events Museum may participate in
the story writing and drawing competition. Prizes are being sponsored by
The Great Siege Events Museum and Sagħtar magazine. Students are to
be encouraged to show innovation, creativity and imagination in their
submissions. Their entry should illustrate this to the full. Work that is
found to be copied verbatim will be automatically disqualified.

  •   Theme

Walk through The Great Siege of Malta and express yourself, with a
drawing or a short story, about what struck you most. Creativity and
originality are important.
   •   The Competition is divided into two categories:

Primary Schools

Pupils from Year 4 to Year 6 can participate.

Create a story by combining drawings, collage or computer-generated
images together with a short text in either English or Maltese. The format
to be used will be provided by The Great Siege personnel.

Participation is only possible following a school visit to The Great Siege
Events Museum.

Secondary Schools

Students from Form 1 to Form 5 can participate.

Create a story by combining drawings, collage or computer- generated
images together with a short text in either English or Maltese. The format
to be used will be provided by The Great Siege personnel.

Participation is only possible following a school visit to The Great Siege
Events Museum.

   •   Prizes for each of the two categories

First prize
€20 book voucher and one year subscription to Sagħtar.
(For both the winning student and the school)

Second prize
€10 book voucher and one year subscription to Sagħtar.
(For both the winning student and the school)

Third prize
One year subscription to Sagħtar.
(For both the winning student and the school)

At least three entries in each category must be received so that a winner
can be declared. The decision of the jury is final. The date and venue of
the prize giving ceremony will be announced later.

The winning entries will be:

   put online on the website of The Great Siege Events Museum on
   www.greatsiege.com.mt;

   exhibited at the premises of The Great Siege Events Museum.
  •   Deadline for competition

The competition will run between October 2010 and April 2011. Students’
works are to reach:
             Ms Joanna Busuttil
             Projects & Initiatives Section
             Room 259
             Directorate for Educational Services
             Great Siege Road
             Floriana VLT 2000

by not later than Friday 29 April 2011.

All submissions should have the name of the student, school stamp, VIP
Kids Card No. written on a separate sheet enclosed in a sealed envelope
and attached to the entry.

  •   Bookings for the excursions

Bookings and additional information can be made via email at:
admin@greatsiege.com.mt. In case of difficulties kindly contact Mr Dane
Munro on telephone number 22489312.

  •   VIP Kids Card

Students who visit the show will be issued a Great Siege/Café Premier VIP
Kids Card. With this card students may visit The Great Siege Events
Museum for free when accompanied by two paying adults. This card also
entitles students to a selection from the children’s menu for free when
they are accompanied by two paying adults for lunch or dinner at Café
Premier.

The Great Siege Events Museum will also be promoting this competition
on its website.
                                                                              SCHOOL EXCURSIONS
                                                                                   to Valletta

                         Great Siege Diorama
                             The Great Siege Diorama offers a close experience on the single
                             most important historical event of Malta. The course of the Great
                             Siege is presented in life-size scenes, together with video and audio
                             effects, while the narration is based on serious research.




    Choosing the Great Siege for school excursions has many advantages...
    * Every visiting student can participate in the Great Siege drawing and writing
      competition. Prizes: Book vouchers and one-year subscriptions to Sagħtar
      for both students and their school;
    * Every student will receive a Yoga Peach Juice and a Misura Sugar Free Plum Cake,
      supplied by Vivian Corporation www.viviancorp.com
    * Every student receives the Premier Kid’s VIP card;
    * Healthy lunch options at the adjacent Premier;
                  see our website http://greatsiege.com.mt/index.pl/school-programs
                             BOOKINGS AT: admin@greatsiege.com.mt
       Special reduced entrance fees:                                       OUR SPONSORS                                    ENDORSED BY
        Primary school children €2.25
      Secondary school children € 2.50
    Accompanying teachers free of charge

                Opening times:
         Mon-Sat from 10.00 to 16.30 hrs                                                                                 DIRETTORAT
                                                                                                                  GĦAL SERVIZZI EDUKATTIVI
              PG SOME ‘SCARY’ SCENES
           Audio-guides available in ten languages                                                                   DIPARTIMENT SERVIZZI
                                                                                                                        GĦALL-ISTUDENT

      The Great Siege & The Premier, Republic Square, Republic Street, Valletta VLT1410, Tel: 22489300, admin@greatsiege.com.mt www.greatsiege.com.mt

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                                RESULT LIST

                Category A1 – Story writing for Primary schools

1st    Liam Portanier Mifsud               Stella Maris College, Balzan

2nd    Daniel Formosa                      Stella Maris College, Balzan

3rd    Yentel Guzrich Troisi De Menville   Stella Maris College, Balzan




             Category A2 – Drawing or collage for Primary schools

1st    Daniel Pace                         Stella Maris College, Balzan

2nd    Robert Curtis                       Stella Maris College, Balzan

3rd    Tano Bugelli                        Stella Maris College, Balzan




             Category B2 – Drawing or collage for Primary schools

1st    Wayne Farrugia                      St Albert the Great College, Valletta



                               Francesco Balbi Award

Liam Portanier Mifsud                      Stella Maris College, Balzan

								
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