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Secret Water Swap Party

submitted by Gozo College Middle School : EkoSkola Committee  for 11-14
campaign: Litter Less Campaign Entry
dissemination(s): EkoSkola blog, newspaper, noticeboard, other, school magazine, school media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Participation

The EcoSchool committee at Gozo College Middle School teamed up with the school council and students’ council and organised a book swap party. Students in Year 7 and Year 8 were encouraged to bring a used book in good condition (not torn, stained, scribbled, etc) and were given a token. Using the token, the students then picked any other book. The aim of this swap party was to reduce litter and save litres of water. Approx 2000 litres of water are used to produce one book imagine how much secret water there is in our bookcases!

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Let’s talk IRON!

submitted by St Margaret College Secondary School Verdala Cospicua : Kelsey Magro  for 11-14
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): other, School Exhibition, school magazine, website
filed under Campaigning photo Photos
awarded: Commended

The iron balustrade at the upper Barrakka Gardens is protecting the visitors of all ages but does not obstruct them from enjoying the magnificent view of the Grand Harbour. Lower down one can view the canon which is also made of cast iron. This canon in the past was used to protect the Maltese from attacks by the enemy. Now this canon is an additional tourist attraction at this site. On the other side of the Harbour however the iron rods of the oil rig is a continuous eye-sore and is causing visual pollution.



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Save the Fresh air of Urban Areas

submitted by St Margaret College Secondary School Verdala Cospicua : Shelseya Tanti  for 11-14
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): other, School Exhibition, school magazine, website
filed under Campaigning photo Photos
awarded: Commended

The Knights of Malta were really forward looking when they included gardens in their plans of Valletta. These gardens are still popular today for when we visited the Upper Barrakka Gardens we saw people of all age-groups. The pity is that in the rest of the Maltese Islands gardens are fast disappearing as bulldozers move in and high rise buildings are being constructed in their place. We need to realise that gardens are an important source of fresh air of our urban areas and so they should be conserved.



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STOP ALIEN INVASION

submitted by St Margaret College Secondary School Verdala Cospicua : Shelseya Tanti  for 11-14
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): Exhibition, other, school magazine, website
filed under Campaigning photo Photos
awarded: Finalist

This is what remains of a large palm tree that provided shade in our school due to the alien species known as the Red Palm Weevil (Il-Bumunqar Ahmar tal-Palm). This pest was introduced in Malta when a large number of palm trees were imported from other countries. Usually, being an island, the water acts as a natural barrier, but this time was not enough to keep these pests at bay. If we had planted indigenous species such as il-Gummara, we would still be able to sit on the bench and enjoy the shade!



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St. Margaret College Senior Secondary School Verdala Queen’s Young Leaders offer practical suggestions for the mental well-being of youths

submitted by St Margaret College Secondary School Verdala Cospicua : Blake Vassallo, Josmar Darmanin  for 15-18
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, other, School Exhibition, school magazine
filed under Articles
awarded: Commended

World Mental Health Awareness Day is celebrated every year on the 10th October and St. Margaret College Verdala School Queen’s Young Leaders Group assembled with their group founder and teacher, Martin Azzopardi sdc, to raise awareness of what can be done to ensure youths’ mental well-being.

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