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The Power of Nature

submitted by San Gorg Preca College Hamrun Secondary : Gabriella Edris Grech  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): other, school assembly and prize day, website
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Commended

On the 24th of February, mother nature had shown how powerful she could be. Some of the trees that have been embellishing our school for many years were uprooted by the gale force winds that battered the Maltese islands. These trees posed a danger to our students and as a result they were cut down. The trunks will be reused as decorations in our reading garden.

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Ekoskola waste separation projects

submitted by San Gorg Preca College Hamrun Secondary : Victoria Mule Stagno  for 11-14
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): website
filed under Articles
awarded: Commended

This article deals with ekoskola projects done by our ekoskola committee during this year. We were focusing on separation of waste throughout the whole school. We did some quantitative data research on the amount of recycling waste we collect as a school per week and analysed the data.

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Public inconvenience

submitted by Cospicua Malta St. Margaret College Secondary School Verdala : Grazia Magro  for 15-18
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): GEW school conference, newspaper, other, school magazine, school media, website
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Commended

The area between Bulebel industrial area and the bypass road direction to Zejtun town is turning into a waste dumping zone. Heavy dump waste including broken glass, plastic, fragments of broken furniture and paper waste plus all sorts of other waste is all the time accumulating. Recently, even a porcelain toilet base ended up in this area adding to the heavy waste thrown in the street while creating public inconvenience. Apart from being illegal, dumping waste is an eyesore to the countryside. Moreover, the chemicals and non-biodegradable materials thrown in this area are affecting the physical environment and the waterways by contaminating both the soil and the groundwater. The illegal dumping of waste in this area has become a huge environmental issue. To clean up and regularly monitor the area, Zejtun Local Council and the Malta Industrial Parks were contacted and an immediate clean up action was taken.

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When the sun goes down the dump waste comes up

submitted by Cospicua Malta St. Margaret College Secondary School Verdala : Leon Buttigieg  for 15-18
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): GEW school conference, newspaper, other, school magazine, school media, website
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Commended

The high ground area at the shoreward end of Delimara Point above il-Hofra z-Zghira in Marsaxlokk has turned into a waste dumping zone. This site has a nice belvedere of Delimara Port and is famous for the polygonal British Fort of Tas-Silg built between 1879 and 1883. Being quite remote, this site is ending up being filled with heavy dump waste including plastic paint containers, paper, broken glass, metal and even remains of construction material. On contacting Marsaxlokk Local Council we were told that heavy dump waste in this area is frequently reported and cleanup actions are continuously taken. Meanwhile, people keep on throwing heavy dump waste especially during sunset when there is no one to report. Then when the wind blows heavily most of this dump waste ends up in the sea port contaminating both water and underwater fish and vegetation. Security cameras are needed to monitor the area.

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Celebrating Commonwealth Day

submitted by Cospicua Malta St. Margaret College Secondary School Verdala : Grazia Magro, Leon Buttigieg  for 15-18
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school magazine, school media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Participation

Commonwealth Day is normally celebrated on the second Monday of March and serves to promote Commonwealth issues and core values. On this day, World Commonwealth member countries assemble to join forces in an effort to promote global issues, international co-operation, and see how to improve the lives of over 2 billion people in its 53 member countries, the majority of which were onceunder British rule.

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