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Overview

​​Skolasajf is a nationwide project organised by the Foundation for Educational Services (FES), offering non-compulsory education during the summer months. Child​ren betw​een 3 and 16 years of age may attend a programme full of themed activities and outings. The service is offered in various centres around Malta and Gozo, utilising the premises of primary schools and Resource Centres. Children may opt to attend in the locality of their choice, with each centre offering the same programme of activities according to official guidelines issued by the FES.
 
Skolasajf 2018 shall start on the 16th July 2018 and comes to an end on the 7th September 2018 (NB: Kinder students shall start on the 17th July 2018) . It runs for eight weeks from Monday to Friday, from 08:30 till 12:30 hours. An extended service for working parents is also offered in selected centres, from 07:00 till 08:30 and 12:30 till 17:30 hours.

When children arrive at the centre they are met by professional staff made up of the centre coordinator, playworkers and child support workers. Children are grouped according to age and children who are certified as having a statement of needs have the added support of a child support worker.

Children attending the Skolasajf programme engage in a structured programme of activities that range from arts and crafts, games and sports, amateur dramatics, storytelling and singing, and cookery. There are also a number of educational talks and outings, organised in collaboration with a number of stakeholders. Each activity and outing is tailored according to the age group of the children.

The main theme for Skolasajf 2018 programme is ‘Living Culture’, highlighting the FES’ support for 2018 being the year when Valletta is the European Cultural Capital. Living Culture is a title that guides children to look at culture holistically, and in a fun and interesting way. Through our programme, our national culture and other international cultures will be explored. During Skolasajf the main theme is explored via a number of sub-themes that help children to understand and appreciate the theme from various perspectives.