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Measuring the air Quality (the amount of Nitrogen Dioxide) in three different areas around our school

submitted by Gozo College Secondary School : Daniel Grech, Haley Xuereb, Hannah Vella, Julian Saliba, Mariah Borg, Maya Bajada, Neil Mizzi, Thea Sultana  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school magazine, school media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Best Entry

Air quality and the level of air pollution are important factors and have significant impacts on the health and wellbeing of humans. Any level of air pollution is not acceptable and poses a risk (World Health Organisation 2021 9789240034228-eng.pdf (who.int)). There are often wide variations in local air quality that go undetected and so we started to investigate the quality of the air around our school. The Gozo College Secondary School is situated in Gozo where there is relatively less traffic than in Malta, but there still is a substantial number per capita. The premises of the school are parallel to a main road and has its frontage overlooking a secondary road which is being increasingly used by traffic as to avoid the main road. Our school collaborated with another school in Malta and with another in Ireland to compare data. Our school used three diffusion tubes to measure the



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Let’s give new life to our school’s water reservoirs

submitted by Handaq Middle School St Ignatius College : Giulia Agius, Isaac Mifsud, Jamie Warren Cefai, Kelly Cilia, Kylie Gauci, Lara Giordmaina, Liana Tabone, Luigi Zammit  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): Facebook and Instagram, other, school media
filed under Articles
awarded: Best Entry

The article is about water reservoirs on the school grounds which are not being used properly, leading to loss of precious water. Students interviewed two people who gave them interesting information and took them on a site visit to see the reservoirs, pumps, tanks and the surrounding fields that are being affected when water overflows. In the article students have also proposed solutions to this problem and backed these solutions by research.



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