Read­ing in har­mony

The Malta Independent on Sunday - - BOOKS -

Sum­mer is al­most over and ev­ery­one is ready for the be­gin­ning of the next scholas­tic year. South­ern Com­fort, within Sa­gra Familja and which is lo­cated Fuq San Pawl in Cospicua, is an or­gan­i­sa­tion which helps chil­dren to do their home­work af­ter school hours from 3 to 4.30pm free of charge. These ses­sions will be held every Monday and Thurs­day from Monday, 2 Oc­to­ber. In ad­di­tion, South­ern Com­fort also em­braces chil­dren in drama lessons and or­gan­ises cul­tural and ed­u­ca­tional out­ings through­out the year.

Ev­ery­one re­alises the im­por­tance of read­ing and South­ern Com­fort works to in­still a read­ing cul­ture in the lo­cal com­mu­nity. For this pur­pose, on 3 July, an an­nual con­cert was held in St Ge­orge’s Band club Cospicua. The con­cert was ti­tled, Read­ing in har­mony and linked three or­gan­i­sa­tions to- gether: South­ern Com­fort, St Ge­orge’s Band club and Cospicua’s pri­mary school which all ben­e­fit from funds given by Spiro Mizzi Foun­da­tion which is man­aged by Chev. Mau­rice Mizzi.

The con­cert started with the read­ing of po­ems by chil­dren who at­tend Cospicua’s pri­mary school and par­tic­i­pate in Lego ac­tiv­i­ties held af­ter school hours. The con­cert con­tin­ued with a sym­phonic fairy­tale Peter and the Wolf, un­der the di­rec­tion of Mro Eti­enne Spi­teri. This fairy­tale, which was nar­rated by the chil­dren who at­tend South­ern Com­fort, was ac­com­pa­nied by the chore­og­ra­phy of Look­star Dancers un­der the di­rec­tion of Clarise Briffa, Shaz­nay Gra­ham and Gabriella Stagno Pis­copo. The con­cert ended with a speech by Cospicua’s arch­priest Fr An­ton Cas­sar dur­ing which he pre­sented a com­mem­o­ra­tive plaque to the or­ches­tra and a read­ing book to all the chil­dren who par­tic­i­pated in the event so as to pro­mote read­ing.

The or­gan­is­ers and the teach­ers who are in charge of South­ern Com­fort are invit­ing the res­i­dents of Cospicua and peo- ple who live nearby to call on 9911 7618 for more in­for­ma­tion or to place a reser­va­tion for their chil­dren to at­tend the ses­sions.

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