Jum l-Indipendenza kien iccelebrat il-bieraħ fl-Iskola Ewropea t’Ukkel fi Brussell. Stqarrija tad-Dipartiment tal-Informazzjoni ta’ Malta ssemmi ż-żjara li għamlu r-Rappreżentant Permanenti għall-UE u l-Ambaxxatur għall-Belġju fl-iskola:
Thanks to the support of the Ministry of Education, which was represented by Dr. Angele Attard, the Maltese students were given t-shirts specifically designed for the occasion. A reception for the Maltese students and their parents was also held on the school premises. This event was sponsored by Air Malta, Consolidated Biscuits and Foster Clark.
It-Times ta’ llum ukoll irrapportat l-istorja:
Though still a normal school day for the 26 Maltese students aged 5-18 attending the European School in Brussels, Malta’s Independence Day was celebrated for the first time yesterday.
After giving a resounding welcome to Pierre Clive Agius, Malta’s Ambassador to Belgium, the Maltese group sang Freddie Portelli’s Viva Malta and a young girl read out poems from Dun Karm’s repertoire.
After receiving individual presents from the ambassador, the students and their parents indulged in some Maltese food, including a pudina (pudding) prepared by the two Maltese language teachers in Brussels, Charmaine Munro and Sue Privitelli.
The European School in Brussels caters for the education of children whose parents work for the EU Institutions.