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Architectural Facelift for Valletta 18

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

The great craftsmanship of our ancestors was brought to light by the restoration works that have been carried out for Valletta 18. It is remarkable to be able to view the intricate details of the work in the stone and wood as can be seen in the photo of Palazzo Ferreria built at he end of the 19th century. Well done to the people working with the Restoration Department. We look forward to seeing more facades around the Maltese Islands being given a facelift as well. Such projects will ensure that these buildings are conserved for future generations for more people will appreciate the architectural styles used in the past.

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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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