In a press conference organised by PBS yesterday, Executive Producer of Junior Eurovision 2014 Anton Attard accounted that this Junior Eurovision will have a different identity than the previous eleven versions. “PBS is working together with the Ministry of Education to prepare a number cross cultural and educational events to take place between local and foreign youth during the Junior Eurovision week”.
The schools initiative sees fourteen Maltese schools and two schools from the sister island of Gozo selected to take part in the Junior Eurovision activities. During a meeting with all the Head of Schools, Mr Attard clarified what is expected out of the school children and presented a summary of the proposed activities:
- Each school will choose fifty students who will be assigned with a singer from one of the participating countries
- PBS will organise a number of educational events as well as cultural activities
- Each school will also be in charge of organising a small concert, which their country's delegation will be invited to
- All the school children involved in the activities will be allowed free entrance to the show to support their participant!
A news report about the project was shown on Maltese television last night, which you can watch by clicking: here (in Maltese).