Many Valletta residents are involved in Carnival: from those who make the floats…to dancers…to others involved in the organisation, with many of the main activities being organised between tomorrow and Tuesday in the main streets of our capital city.
The spirit of Carnival can also be felt at the Valletta primary school. Filled with enthusiasm from their families at home as well as the support of their headmistress, Victoria Spiteri, the children of Valletta are eagerly looking forward to the reign of foolishness which starts officially today.
”There are some who might be worried that the young generation is not as skilled in this art form, and therefore they encourage them from a young age to work on the floats and keep these traditions alive.”
Kieran is only three years old. He already has a passion for the universe. He not only knows the names of the planets but even made a float about them.
With the help of her father and school friends, Gloria Cassar built a float which shows the Grandmaster La Valette. She says that the float took them almost nine weeks to be completed.
”It’s made of paper and wood and paint and lots of other things, and it shows La Valette with Mini Mouse.”
All the children lent a hand and took part in this Carnival experience. Some made a small float others designed masks and others sewed the costumes.
Raised in Valletta, many of them were born into the Carnival life which they eagerly look forward to one from one year to the next.
On the initiative of the Valletta primary school, the students created a replica of objects and events associated with Carnival: from dancing to masked balls and floats, thanks to sessions held with those who are directly involved in Carnival within the community.