FOR WHOM:

24 bright 13-15 year-old students, from years 9-11, residents of Malta (participants need to be under the age of 16 during the camp).

OBJECTIVE:

To excite young learners about learning, to open new horizons for them, to help them better recognise their own potential, to encourage them to aim high particularly in the field of science and technology, as well as instilling an entrepreneurial mindset.

VENUE:

Mount St Joseph Retreat House. Equipment for teaching and learning is available in the main hall of the facility.

SELECTION:

All secondary schools students are being invited to participate in a cognitive reasoning test and shortlisted applicants will be asked to submit their proposals for a local architecture or infrastructure project. Participants are encouraged to think about the future whilst respecting the past.

The online test will be held on 16-17th March, and the proposal submissions are to be uploaded on the designated portal by 7th April 2024. Shortlisted applicants might be called in for an interview. The 24 selected participants shall be notified by 9th June 2024.

EVENT DESCRIPTION:

Four days of focused activities going into various learning areas, run by the best specialised educators we can find. Sessions are not meant to follow National Curriculum in any way, but to excite the student about big ideas in the multidisciplinary theme of the built environment, as well as, to instil an entrepreneurial mindset and give the applicants a structured approach for developing innovative ideas.

The programme is being run in collaboration with the University of Malta, with a view to giving young talented students access to tertiary level content. The theme chosen for September 2024 is architecture, which brings together various concepts in design and engineering, as well as the practical considerations, social-economic issues and sustainability. The participants will also have sessions on creativity and entrepreneurship and will be divided into groups to develop their own projects which they will present to a panel at the end of the camp. These sessions will be interspersed with fun activities.