PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR THE NATIONAL HERITAGE, THE ARTS AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT A summer of hands-on experiences for Heritage Malta student passport holders

Heritage Malta’s young passport holders are in for yet another treat with the launch of the popular Student Passport Summer Programme, which aims to increase accessibility to our cultural heritage among children and young teens.

Starting on Friday 1st July and ending on Tuesday 20th September, the programme includes various fun and educational activities to be held at Heritage Malta’s sites. There will be walking trails, painting, a patchwork workshop, model making, artwork analysis, cloth dyeing, an introduction to paper conservation, a tour about different types of sea turtles, model making, a hands-on cooking experience, and more.

This year’s summer programme was launched during a press conference at the National Museum of Natural History, to which a class of primary school students was also invited.

Addressing those present, Minister for the National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government Owen Bonnici commended Heritage Malta for these initiatives through which youngsters are not only kept active throughout the summer holidays but are also introduced to various aspects of Malta’s history and culture while enjoying themselves in hands-on experiences. He urged Heritage Malta student passport holders to put the passport to good use and visit all sites and museums free of charge.

Heritage Malta’s Chief Executive Officer, Noel Zammit, said that the student summer programme is a perfect example of how Heritage Malta is placing people of all ages at the centre of its mission to make heritage constantly available to everyone, everywhere. The programme also embodies the agency’s constant endeavours to give its visitors a more holistic and exciting experience through innovative and creative means aided by the latest technology.

Vanessa Ciantar, Heritage Malta’s Senior Principal Officer for Education and Outreach, gave an overview of this summer’s activities, which will be held at Heritage Malta museums and sites as well as via virtual platforms. Students of all ages are being catered for. One guardian per child is being invited to attend the activity together with the participant. The full programme of activities may be accessed here:

Tickets for July activities are available from Heritage Malta museums and sites and online at Tickets for August and September activities will be available in the coming weeks. Students who have collected all the stamps in their Heritage Malta Passport may attend free of charge.

Source: Government of Malta