On Friday 18th January 2013 San Anton School`s Junior Sector celebrated an old school tradition by organising Pets Day on the feast of St. Anthony the Abbot.
As the School opened its doors in the morning, the excited students and parents streamed in excitedly with their pets, whilst the various common areas were transformed into a menagerie of dogs, cats, tortoises, turtles, birds, goldfish, rabbits, hamsters, cats, dogs, a goat and other animals. The event had to be held indoors due to inclement weather.
Dun Gorg Dalli, the School`s Spiritual Director told the story of St. Anthony the Abbot, patron saint of domestic pets and led the children in prayer to bless their animals.
The children, (in some cases assisted by their parents) proudly paraded their pets and later listed to a talk by Ms. Sylvia Zammit from the Island Sanctuary who was ably assisted by her dog Bernie.
Pets day formed of Animal Awareness week in which the students were engaged in numerous activities to raise funds for the various animal sanctuaries in Malta.