Blood Donation Unit

Brian Vassallo | Events

On Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16th March 2017, a number of teachers from Mariam Albatool visited the blood donation unit at the Blood Transfusion Unit, Gwardamangia Hill, Gwardamangia.

The gift of blood is the noblest and the most precious of all gifts. Blood is a precious gift that saves human lives and blood donation is a most remarkable noble act of service to humanity. All healthy persons have a duty to ensure that safe blood is available in adequate measures in our hospitals in Malta and Gozo. We all need to raise awareness amongst the population in favour of donating blood by motivating every healthy person to come forward and give blood voluntarily and regularly.

As a school, we extend our best wishes to all those engaged in promoting this noble cause. As medical science is advancing at a terrific speed, the need for blood is equally in very great demand in our country as there are many fatal accidents and complicated surgeries going on to save human lives. The timely availability of safe blood can save a life in distress.

Blood donation is entirely a safe procedure and builds an immediate and immeasurable relationship between the donor and often an unidentified recipient. This gesture is within the reach of almost all of us. You don’t need a special reason to give blood. You just need your own reason. Whatever your motivation, the need is constant and your contribution is important for a healthy and reliable blood supply. And you’ll feel good knowing you’ve helped change a life.

The activity was organised upon the initiative of Ms Glorian Sammut who coordinated the activity by organising bus schedules from Mariam Albatool to the Blood Donation Unit and back.

The School administration would like to thank ALL DONORS from Mariam Albatool School who participated wholeheartedly in the activity. Particular thanks go to Ms Glorian Sammut for her initiative.

Below are some photos taken during the activity.

World Book Day – Winner!

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To celebrate World Book Day, which this year was celebrated on the 22nd of April, the Schools Library Service (SLS) within the Directorate for Educational Services organised a writing competition for all Primary school pupils around Malta and Gozo. Our school participated with students from two Primary classes: Yr 4 and Yr 6. The children had to write an original short story of not more than 400 words in English or Maltese.

Sara Treki from Class 4D was one of the students who submitted her story and who won a consolation prize for her original story ‘The girl with super powers!!!’

Below are photos taken during the occasion.

International Civic and Citizenship Study (ICCS)

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On Thursday 14th April, Year 9 students took part in the International Civic and Citizenship Study (ICCS).

This research programme is an ongoing comparative study that examines the ways young people are prepared to fulfill their roles as citizens. ICCS collects and analyses data that investigates students’ understanding of issues related to civics and citizenship, including their values, beliefs, attitudes and behaviours.

The study was coordinated by Ms Glorian Sammut and administered by Ms Debbie Atanasio.

The Head of School, Mr Kenneth Busuttil, presented the certificates to the students. Below is a photo taken during the event.

MERCS Malta Activity

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This year, MERCS Malta is proud to announce that it took part in the third annual medieval event, organised by Mariam Albatool School.

On this special day, students from the school attended an interactive show featuring the medieval way of life and warfare. An educational journey, that goes back to our Maltese heritage. Apart from various demonstrations, the students and teachers took part in our popular archery range, which was a HUGE success! MERCS Malta would really like to thank Mr Kenneth Busuttil, as well as the assistant heads, teachers and of course the students for making us feel more than welcome.

A big round of Applause goes to Cleve Zammit, Dylan Sultana, Christine Montebbello, Christian Zammit (aka ZAZU) George Bezzina and our newest Members Mikal Suleiman, Abdullah and Aisha Elsadi for making this event a truly great one.A special mention goes to Lawrence Sultana for all the help he gave us.

The school administration would like to thank Mr Dylan Sultana for organising this event and hopes for more activities of this kind in the near future.

You can visit MERCS Malta on Facebook for more photos