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It’s Carnival Time!

Friday 24th February marked the start of Carnival in Malta and to celebrate ESE organised it’s very own Carnival Masquerade Party!

With Carnival Costumes, prizes and games, the event was a great success! Students and teachers alike really got into the Carnival Spirit with colourful costumes galore! And with the weather on side, the party took to the roof where the winners of our Best Carnival Costume Contest were announced on the terrace.
ESE Carnival Masquerade Party - 6th, 5th, 4th places

ESE Carnival Masquerade Party - 3rd and 2nd places


And the Winner!

Francesco the Mad Hatter!

And the Winner!: Francesco the Mad Hatter!


Congratulations to our ‘Best Carnival Costume’ Winner, Francesco ‘The Mad Hatter’. A deserving winner, I think you will all agree! And well done to all our runners up too!

Our very own Teacher Liz was ‘The Hostess with the Mostest‘, spreading Carnival fever and getting everyone involved in the games and dancing!

A big thanks to everyone that took part and to our fabulous teachers and staff for organising the event! Happy Carnival to all!


Focus on Fluency

  • Masquerade Party: – is an event in which the participants attend in costume wearing a mask
  • Galore (adj.): – in abundance, in large numbers
  • The Hostess with the Mostest’ (adj): – a woman who acts as master of ceremonies (described as the most successful, lavish, and well-connected party-giving woman).
  • Carnival ‘Fever’: – great interest or excitement about a particular activity or event (in this case Carnival)


Samantha Dixon - ESE Malta Author: Samantha Dixon

About the Author: Samantha is British and has taught English as a foreign language in several different countries including Thailand and Finland. She has been with ESE since March 2016 and has recently joined the Marketing team as a Marketing Executive. She enjoys being creative, painting and writing when time allows. She also enjoys spending time with her 3 year old son, soaking up the Maltese sun.