Commended

How can we be more inclusive?

submitted by Kirkop secondary school St Benedict College : Waylon Desira  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): father's place of work, fb, newspaper, other
filed under Articles
awarded: Commended

An investigation into more inclusivity in schools, where the PE lessons are concerned.



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Voluntary work in Malta

submitted by Kirkop secondary school St Benedict College : Mariah Busuttil  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): fb, newspaper, other
filed under Articles
awarded: Commended

Investigating volunteers in a band club.



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A guarantee for the future: Gender equality in schools

submitted by Kirkop secondary school St Benedict College : Lilah Borg  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): fb, newspaper, other
filed under Articles
awarded: Commended

An investigation on gender equality carried out at own school.



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THE VITAL ROLE OF VOLUNTEERING IN MALTA

submitted by Kirkop secondary school St Benedict College : Jacob Farrugia  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): fb, newspaper, other, parent's place of work
filed under Articles
awarded: Commended

Investigating volunteering by questioning numerous persons involved in volunteering.



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How media affects Europeans.

submitted by Kirkop secondary school St Benedict College : Thea Falzon  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): fb, newspaper, other
filed under Articles
awarded: Commended, Participation

The effects of media on Europeans – the good and the bad.



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Save the dolphins

submitted by St Paul's Missionary College : Eli John Camilleri, Jake Demicoli, James Caruana, Waldemar Vagner Aragon  for 7-10
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): Google Classroom, other, school magazine, school media
filed under Articles
awarded: Commended, Participation

EcoMarine Malta warns of high extinction risks for dolphins due to human impact. Dolphins’ diet includes fish, squid, and shrimp; they hunt in pods. Social similarities with humans include enjoyment of companionship but face shared challenges like boat evasions. A code of conduct advises safe dolphin interactions, emphasizing respectful distance and noise reduction. Plastic pollution poses a severe threat, with many dolphins ingesting or being ensnared by plastic debris. Advocating for maritime regulation and reducing noise pollution are proposed solutions. By minimizing disruptions to their habitat and reducing plastic pollution, humans can preserve dolphins’ well-being. Maintaining a respectful distance during interactions and advocating for habitat protection are crucial steps in safeguarding these marine mammals.



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All about hedgehogs: Conservation, challenges and solutions

submitted by St Paul's Missionary College : Alexander Saliba, Claude Massa Camilleri, Dale Borg  for 7-10
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): Google Classroom, other, school magazine, school media
filed under Articles
awarded: Commended

In Malta, the Algerian hedgehog is adored for its charm and unique behaviors, yet its role in the ecosystem remains unclear. Despite their importance in maintaining ecological balance, hedgehogs face numerous threats including road fatalities, pesticide exposure, and habitat loss due to urbanization. To address these challenges, drivers must adhere to road signs and reduce speed, particularly at night when hedgehogs are active, to minimize road casualties. Policy makers can promote public education on reducing pesticide use and advocate for stricter environmental protection laws to preserve habitats. By raising awareness and implementing sustainable practices, we can safeguard hedgehog populations and ensure their presence in our ecosystems for future generations.



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Turtles need our help!!

submitted by St Paul's Missionary College : Daniel Bonello, Emerson Muscat, Kian Dimech, Raphael Scerri  for 7-10
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): Google Classroom, other, school magazine, school media
filed under Articles
awarded: Commended, Participation

The Mediterranean Sea is becoming a perilous place for its inhabitants, particularly turtles, due to plastic pollution. Every year, numerous turtles perish after being ensnared in floating nets or ingesting plastic bags, mistaking them for jellyfish. Research reveals that ingesting plastic increases their risk of death by 25%, hindering their ability to breathe and eat. Shockingly, up to 90% of young turtles in some regions have consumed plastic. Ghost nets and fishing hooks also pose threats. Solutions include beach clean-ups, proper waste disposal, and changes in fishing practices to minimize turtle entanglement. These challenges underscore the urgent need to protect marine habitats and mitigate human-induced threats. By addressing plastic pollution and adopting responsible fishing techniques, we can safeguard the future of marine life, ensuring a healthier and safer environment for all.



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Globalized Malta, Malta’s Controversial Future

submitted by Kirkop secondary school St Benedict College : Owen Polidano  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): fb, newspaper, other, to teacher for discussion
filed under Articles
awarded: Commended

Investigating globalisation in Malta by questioning people for different views on the matter.



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Protecting the lives of frogs

submitted by St Paul's Missionary College : Gregory Scicluna, Julian Said  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): Google Classroom, other, school magazine, school media
filed under Articles
awarded: Commended, Participation

In a world where people are taking over the homes of animals, frogs are silently asking for help. They face many problems like not having enough clean water to live in. But during the pandemic, when things were quieter, they had a better life with cleaner surroundings. Now, it’s important for the Maltese government and groups like Ambjent Malta to clean up places where frogs live, just like they did in Wied Liemu. They also need to protect frogs from animals like the American crayfish that eat them. By doing this, we can make sure frogs stick around for a long time, which is good for nature and for us.



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