Malta National Dissemination Meeting taken place on 30/01/2019

As the project partner in Malta, FOPSIM organized the event at ECS – English Communication School in Sliema, congregating all the participating stakeholders, representative students and PE teachers from 3 the high schools that participated in the project namely, St Edward’s College, MaltaSt Theresa College Secondary School, Mriehel and St Thomas More College, Middle & Secondary School, Zejtun.

Opening the event, Mr. Kevin Azzopardi, Malta Physical Education Officer and Mr. Pierre Brincat, Director of the Malta Women’s National Football Association updated the audience on the ongoing programs of physical education in Malta and keenly shared their experiences and perspectives in engaging young people to an active life and sports in general.

All DIYPES project activities and results were summed up and followed up by engaging discussions and debates with PE teachers through a Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats (SWOT) analysis of physical education in Malta. All the students at the event also participated in a presentation competition featuring their ideas for a favorable active life and recommendations. The first place, second place and third place of the student presentations were awarded to students from St Theresa College, St Edward’s College and St Thomas More College, respectively.

These events opened the door to an easygoing communication channel for PE teachers in the 3 high schools and stakeholders to exchange good practices, to discuss challenges in the country’s physical education curriculum and to share opportunities and resources to tackle those challenges.