Category: Sixth Form News & Events

INTEREtching

INTEREtching Level 12 and Level 13 Art students taking part in INTEREtching visited the School of Art to try another printmaking technique, the aquatint, inspired by their studies at MUZA. Assisted by local artist-printmaker Jesmond Vassallo, students used an aquatint box to create a cloud of powdered rosin and allow the resin to settle on the plates in a thin layer of dust. After heating the rosin, the students painted and covered some areas in varnish, intended to be left white before immersing the plate in acid for a calculated period of time. The acid ate into the metal around the particles to produce a granular pattern of tiny, indented rings. After that the plate was rinsed and properly dried, varnish was used to cover the areas planned for the following lightest value. This process was repeated to obtain various tonal areas and build up the image. Once the plate was fully etched, it was inked and students were delighted to print an aquatint, discovering another way to create a wide range of tonal effects besides lines from the traditional etching printing technique. This project is supported by Arts Council Malta
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NSTF Malta Student Science Forum

NSTF Malta Student Science Forum Three Level 12 students from St Martin’s College Sixth Form, Nicholas Samut, Celeste Tan Panza and Nikons Vasnins, recently participated in the NSTF Malta Student Science Forum. They presented and discussed various science-related topics relating to Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, as well as Maths and Physics. The students found it to be a very interesting and enriching experience.
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Transnational European Parliament Ambassador Schools Symposium

Transnational European Parliament Ambassador Schools Symposium A group of nine students attending St Martin’s College Sixth Form participated in a Transnational European Parliament Ambassador Schools Symposium held in Cyprus, along with delegates from Ireland, Cyprus and the UK. In line with the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen’s proposal to make 2023 the European Year of Skills, the theme of the Symposium was “Jobs of the Future”. In addition to a number of interesting workshops and a visit to Regional Lyceum Apostolos Loukas in Kolossi, our students enjoyed a guided tour of Nicosia and also visited the Graeco-Roman amphitheatre at the ancient site of Kourion. The event was organized by the European Parliament Liaison Office, Cyprus in collaboration with the European Parliament Liaison Office, Malta.
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Open Evening

Open Evening Join us during our Sixth Form OPEN EVENING on Thursday 20th April between 18:00 and 20:30. An opportunity to view the College and meet our Sixth Form Team including our Career Advisor and educators to discuss your individual needs. St Martin’s College Sixth Form is a leading independent Sixth Form offering a guarantee of very small class sizes and individual attention. For further information call our Senior Leader of Sixth Form, Mr Anthony Abela on 2734 5170/2134 5146 or email [email protected]
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Sakharov Youth Seminar

Sakharov Youth Seminar Shevaun Rooney and Adam Vassallo, two Level 13 students studying at St Martin’s College Sixth Form, attended the Sakharov Youth Seminar for European Parliament Ambassador Schools in Strasbourg, France, this week. The students also had the opportunity to attend the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought award ceremony. This prestigious prize is awarded each year by the European Parliament to honour individuals and organisations defending human rights and fundamental freedoms. This year the Prize was awarded to the People of Ukraine. Shevaun and Adam were accompanied by their Advanced level History teacher, Paul Portelli.
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Cambridge Literary Festival.

Cambridge Literary Festival. As part of our commitment to ongoing and meaningful professional development, a group of teachers from our English team at St Martin's College attended the Cambridge Literary Festival. This visit reflects the efforts of our College to encourage a love of reading and our belief in the importance of chronicling human experience even through fiction. The author-led sessions inspired a critical consideration of how wonderful their works can lead to growth and learning in the classroom.
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Muza Outing

Muza Outing A group of Level 12 and 13 Art students from St Martin’s College Sixth Form visited MUZA, Malta's National Community Art Museum. The students had the opportunity to appreciate the main highlights of this collection which was followed by a sketching session on site. Students observed and created studies of favourite artworks from different genres and periods. This visit forms part of INTEREtching, a St Martin’s College Art project in collaboration with artist-printmaker Jesmond Vassallo and supported by Arts Council Malta.
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