Fourteen-year-old Sara Ezabe is proof of what Blata l-Bajda’s St Ignatius College Girls’ Junior Lyceum headmaster Victor Agius insists is important for the school – diversity and tolerance.
After two years working in the students’ council, Sara, who loves politics, was voted in by her fellow students as head girl, breaking the xenophobic and racist trends creeping into some schools.
To her friends, she was the “automatic choice”, gaining a total of 97 votes – 40 more than the girl who placed second.
“To me the veil makes a difference only in terms of appearance. Obviously my religion is different, but the core values are shared,” Sara said.