November 17: delegation activities and backstage highlights

A day of exploration
Belarus, Georgia, Serbia, Albania, Australia, Russia, Bulgaria, Ukraine Thursday morning participated in the social programme. This included educational visits to Esplora, Malta’s new science centre and Malta National Aquarium. Esplora is Malta’s interactive science centre, targeted to all visitors of all age groups as an informal education and recreation facility. All singers and delegations experienced science as a fun, excitable and enjoyable experience. At the National Aquarium, all countries participating in JESC 2016 were shown a wide variety of reptiles, insects and amphibians.

Let there be light
Day three of rehearsals at Junior Eurovision 2016 are set to begin with Poland first on-stage this morning at the Mediterranean Conference Centre. Work has been continuing overnight on lighting, with huge floodlights installed along the MCC Hall and the green room. Millions of TV viewers, and all those lucky enough to be in the live audience, will see the results of the lighting directors work on Sunday.