Clubclass Malta News

Christmas Concert at Clubclass Malta
The annual Christmas concert was held at Clubclass Malta on Friday 15th December 2017. This fun event was enjoyed by all students, teachers and administration staff. A lot of hard work goes into preparing for this event, with both teachers and students writing plays, sketches, choreographing dance routines, rehearsing musical numbers and making props to be used during the concert. Once again, classes put on outstanding performances with students and teachers dressing up in seasonal themed attire – ranging from reindeer antlers and flashing noses to Santa Claus hats. This year we were lucky to have extremely enthusiastic students who all joined in the festive fun.

A party was held after the concert. Students and teachers brought food and drink to share. This year there were loads of traditional delicacies from Spain, Columbia, Brazil, Turkey, Korea, Japan, Italy, Russia and of course Malta. All the students and staff commented on the lovely atmosphere that this activity creates.

Carnival in Malta 9 – 13 February 2018
One of the most exciting seasonal events in Malta is The Carnival. It’s a real delight adding a splash of colour to winter. The Carnival is celebrated just before the start of Lent and lasts for 5 days. The main celebrations take place in Valletta, the capital of Malta. Thousands of people gather to watch parades of colourful floats, music bands and children dressed up in fancy costumes. For a particular interpretation of Carnival, students are being taken to visit Nadur, Gozo, where carnival takes on a more macabre and funny mood. Carnival week is a great time for students to let their hair down and go with the flow – perfect for those who enjoy a good party!

Feast of St. Paul’s Shipwreck 10 February 2018
The feast is held in honour of St Paul, or rather the Shipwreck of St Paul, recorded in Acts 28, in 60 AD. St Paul was on his way to Rome from Jerusalem when a storm blew his vessel onto Malta’s shores. According to tradition, St Paul established the first Christian community on the Island. Religious ceremonies and street festivities are held in and around St Paul’s Shipwreck Parish Church, Valletta on the 10th February, which is a National Public Holiday and a Religious Feast.

Visitors can watch the procession of Saint Paul’s statue from the church building through Valletta’s streets that starts around 6pm. It is taken up Republic Street to Saint John’s Square during the evening, amid marching band music, falling confetti, overhanging banners, and cheering crowds. There is also a noontime procession with just the traditional marching band.

On this day, fireworks also explode over the Grand Harbor in the morning following the 8am mass, which is only one of several masses during the Feast of Saint Paul’s Shipwreck. Fireworks are a must at almost all Maltese celebrations, no matter how religious they may be!

Introducing our Conversation Class – Let’s Talk !
This new class is very popular! It encourages students to practice English whilst having fun. The atmosphere is relaxed with educational activities all under the guidance of a qualified Clubclass teacher once a week in our chill-out room.

Let’s Talk together !