'Universe in Box' educational kits awarded to two Gozitan schools

‘Universe in Box’ educational kits awarded to two Gozitan schoolsThe Minister for Education Evarist Bartolo, on Tuesday, presented the ‘Universe in a Box’ kits to the Gozo College Rabat Primary School and the St. Theresa Kercem Primary School as a follow-up to the NSTF Science Days in Gozo.

The second edition of the NSTF Science Days in Gozo organised by the philanthropic NGO, the National Student Travel Foundation, brought together students from the age of 5 to 21 who participated in the NSTF Science programmes throughout the year to showcase their work over three days at the Gozo College Boys Secondary, Rabat in March 2015.‘Universe in Box’ educational kits awarded to two Gozitan schoolsNSTF is a pioneer in encouraging children and young people to get involved in non-formal educational programmes in Gozo. Through such science programmes NSTF aims to bring science closer to the young generation in Gozo by showing that science is not only present in everyday life, but it is also fun.

This year two teams from the Gozo College Rabat primary school and one team from the St. Theresa Kercem primary school placed among the top three in the NSTF Primary School Contest for Young Scientists.

In recognition for their success Minister Bartolo awarded a ‘Universe in a Box’ educational kit sponsored by the University of Leiden, and kindly shipped to Malta by Parnis Trucking Ltd, to the two schools in the presence of the Minister for Gozo Dr Anton Refalo and the Ambassador of the Royal Kingdom of the Netherlands Ms. Rita Dulci Rahman.

NSTF Secretary-General Mr. Francis Stivala congratulated both schools for their success and augured for other schools to likewise continue in the efforts to encourage students to participate in the NSTF Science programmes.

Moreover Mr.Stivala thanked the science communicators who. played an active role during the NSTF Science Days and the Ministry for Gozo, the Dutch Ambassador and the Minister for Education & Employment for their kind support.

Photographs: MGOZ/George Scerri

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