The new primary school in Msida is to feature an outdoor classroom environment.
In a press release issued by Foundation for Tomorrow’s Schools, it was explained that the school will have an outdoor space where teachers will be able to do outdoor lessons. In this space there will be furniture where children can sit in a round circle. This space will be roofed with a tent and will be surrounded by trees, plants and flowers.
Another innovative concept which will feature at this school is the creation of a green wall on one of the school’s facades. The facade will be lined with a vertical garden, and the idea is being extended to the yards of the same school.
The new school will have about 40 classes – 26 normal classes and a number of other classes for specific subjects such as personal and social development, arts, music, science, literacy, and ethics. The school will also have a childcare center, a public library and a hall that will accommodate about 300 people. The public library, the hall and even an amount of recreational space will be able to be used by the local community after school hours. The size of the entire school, including recreational areas, will be 10,000 square meters.
A part of this project will also include a new complex for the Msida Sea Scouts, with an area of more than 500 square meters on the outside and inside. Below the school there will be a car park on two levels which will take over 100 cars.
This project is being done with an investment of approximately €10 million.