St. Albert the Great College – Valletta Building our Corsair Crew, School by School…  Part 2

Building our Corsair Crew, the History of Malta School by School…  Part 2

St. Albert the Great College – Valletta

The History of Malta

I will always remember the words of Salvu Mallia, whilst watching one  “Madwarna” program episodes which more or less were:

“How can you love someone if you know nothing about that person? The same it is with our the history of Malta and country…”

How can we truly appreciate our own country, the History of Malta and realize how proud we should be if the very interesting parts of how we were some of the best and fiercest Corsairs and sailors the Mediterranean had to offer are left out???

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How much more do I have to hear about the Knights this and the Grandmaster that? It was always something occupied my thoughts during the history of Malta lessons at school.

I was always curious about my ancestors…what the everyday native was doing? How was he or she living? What is their story?

I never believed for a second that they were just those helpless peasants in distress as always portrayed.  Just as the way the Great Siege, 400 Knights singlehandedly halted the whole Ottoman Invasion force.

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What about the thousands of Maltese Fighting men, a good number of them Corsairs,  hardened by a lifetime of fighting and looting at sea for a living!!!!

So you can imagine how excited we were to speak to two classes at St Albert The Great College in Valletta, to give a fresher perspective on the History of Malta.

Thanks goes to Ms. Jan Spiteri, a teacher at the same school, (as well as a co-founder of the Rejects Community.) Who we met during an event, as a result, she enthusiastically mentioned us to her fellow colleagues. ( Steve and Bernard) Responsible for teaching history. Who in turn, contacted us and give us this wonderful opportunity of which we truly enjoyed ourselves.

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I still wonder who had the most fun, us talking taking a break from our day job to talk about Maltese Corsairs to an eager bunch of or the students themselves, who literally bombarded us with numerous questions. All of them thrilled that ever one of them had a licensed “Jack Sparrow” in the family.

The Rest, as they say, is History.

“Corsairs of Malta” Children’s PRIVATE TOURS are now also being done by FURBAN MALTI through MALTA THEMED TOURS  with local Maltese tour guide Giacomo Muscat. Click HERE for more info.

Also if your an adult and up for a more brutal and spicy tour than check out our 5-star rated corsair guided tour in Valletta as listed on Tripadvisor named “Licensed to Steal


Building our Corsair Crew, School by School…  Part 3

Building our Corsair Crew, Malta History, School by School…  Part 3

Inspire Foundation Malta – Summer School Outings

Here’s something different for your Malta history lessons… The Maltese Corsairs

Arming a ship for the summer for “Corso” took a lot of time, money and effort. Lots of preparation had to be done to make sure all was ready for the Summer. The peak Season of the Maltese Corsairs.

I can also tell that you organizing three outings during the summer for students of the Inspire Foundation also took lots of time and effort too. 🙂

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Yet worth every second, as it was and still is to this day, one of the most fun and rewarding things that we have ever done!

During the Hot summer of Malta, we organised Malta History lessons with a difference… Maltese Corsair walks for various age groups through our beloved Maritime Cities of Senglea, Bormla and Birgu.

Whilst the Corsairs are away, the children came out to play.

I couldn’t help thinking all during this tour, whilst explaining and showing off of how rich our Maritime History is, that at the same time back then, these children’s ancestors would have been busy earning their daily bread by the tip of the swords

We are grateful to  Adelaide Silva of the Inspire Foundation for recruiting us to organize these three corsairing voyages as a part of a Malta History outing.

Thanks also go out to the many cheerful and well-behaved children who eagerly formed part of our corsairing crew.

PS. The above opportunity was influential in the creation of our current “Corsairs of Malta” Children’s Private Tours headed by Tour Guide Giacomo Muscat.

Educational and Fun Tours in Valletta specifically for our young generation of “pirates”  Even for adults accompanying the children!