The first activity of the Wirt iż-Żejtun – Kids Club was organised this morning. Kids members of this club were taken for an educational visit at Għar Dalam and its Museum.
The gallery site officer of Heritage Malta guided the children around the museum and cave and explained in detail not only how the cave was formed, thousands of years ago, but also how the skeleton bones of a number of ‘strange’ animals ended up burried within this cave. The children were also told that the first human reliques on our island were discovered within this cave.
On the way to the cave, the children were shown around the garden along the walkway, where a number of indigenous trees and shrubs were planted.
Within the cave, the guide explained the formation of the different levels, clearly evident along purposely left sections. The children also saw a number of stalagmites and stalactites.
At the end of the visit, the children were gathered around two sand-pits and were thought how to carry out an archaeological investigation. The young archaeologists made their own discoveries and were very keen in cleaning the sand around the discovered skulls, whilst documenting in detail what was found within each quadrant.
The children were given a very interesting workbook for them to follow-up what they have learned when back at home.
This activity was organised by Wirt iż-Żejtun as part of the national activities to commemorate the International Museum Day under the auspices of ICOM. The visit was made possible with the help of Heritage Malta and Super Car Hire.