The Kercem Primary School within the Gozo College participated in an Art competition called My Favourite Maltese Butterfly, organized by St Vincent de Paul Long-term Care Facility.
Amy Spiteri, a Yr 5 student was awarded the 3rd prize. She was given a €100 book voucher and the school is to be awarded a €500 to organise an intergenerational activity.
The prize winning ceremony was held on Friday 28th April, 2017 by Hon Justyne Caruana, Parliamentary Secretary for Rights of Persons with Disability and Active Ageing, marking the European Day for Intergenerational Solidarity and on the occasion of St Vincent de Paul’s Long-term Care Facility’s 125th anniversary.
Before the awards took place, students were divided into groups and several activities were organised for them. One group visited Cat Cafe, where students patted kittens and a short talk by Animal Guardians Malta followed. Another group planted indigenous trees and then Dr Brian Farrugia delivered a short talk. Other students visited some wards.
It was a positive learning experience for all.