The Malta Independent 3 March 2024, Sunday
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Msida school project in final phase, government says

Wednesday, 7 February 2024, 19:21 Last update: about 24 days ago

Prime Minister Robert Abela visited the new school in Msida, which is in the final phase of works.

A total of €173.5 million have been invested in 14 projects (one of which is the new school in Msida) which include educational infrastructure projects to improve the educational experience for students, the government said. The works on the new school included the preparation of the site for the construction of a new school on the 10,000 square meter site.

Abela, who was also accompanied by Minister for Education Clifton Grima ,said that this way Malta is continuing to provide the best education.

Abela also mentioned two innovative aspects of this project, including the outdoor classroom environment and vertical gardens, explaining that investments like these go beyond the building itself but ensure the best environment for children.

This is a project being carried out with an investment of around €24 million, partially funded by the European Union's 'Resilience and Recovery Plan' (RRP).

On his part, Grima said that the investment being done in this school "is an investment in our children and our educators."

"A modern educational building in which students not only receive their education but also enjoy learning. This while offering modern educational spaces where educators find an environment that caters to everything their profession demands."

The new school will have around 40 classrooms, 26 regular classrooms and a number of other classrooms for specific subjects including personal and social development, arts, music, science, literacy, and ethics. The school will also have a Child Protection Centre, a public library, and a hall that can accommodate around 300 people. The public library, the hall, and part of the recreational space can be used by the local community after school hours. Below the school, there is also parking for around 180 cars on two levels.

The project also includes the construction of a new complex for the Msida Sea Scouts, with a space of over 500 square meters both outside and inside.

Present at this visit were also the Mayor of Msida, Margaret Baldacchino Cefai, members of the Council, the Chief Executive Officer of the Tomorrow's Schools Foundation Neville Young, together with the Chairperson of the same Foundation Cory Greenland.


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