Finalist

Keep your mask on

submitted by MVPA : Cesca Galea  for 11-14
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): other, School Exhibition, school media
filed under Photos Reporting photo
awarded: Finalist

2 years stuck with wearing a mask due to do COVID-19 restrictions to avoid getting sick. Now COVID-19 is over, I risk breathing polluted air. At this Rate I might keep my mask on.



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Ziblu

submitted by MVPA : Matias Presttun  for 11-14
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): other, School Exhibition, school media
filed under Photos Reporting photo
awarded: Finalist

This photograph portrays the sad reality for the new generation whom are going to have to clean up after us. This photograph portrays a young boy who wants to save the world by cleaning up all the garbage on the streets and in the ocean and he is called Żiblu (Garbage Boy). ‘Żiblu’ in Maltese can be deemed offensive for some. In this case, Żiblu, is an environmental hero.



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Changes in the Way We Travel

submitted by Secondary St. Aloysius College : Matthias Falzon  for 11-14
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): school media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Finalist

During the English lesson our educators often initiate and facilitate debating discussions on national and global environmental issues. The aim is to help us students understand the importance of the environment and how it affects us. We are encouraged to read articles and research about some environmental topics and then we discuss them in class. We also prepare material on the topic like presentations, charts, drawings, posters and articles to help us reflect on our role as responsible, global citizens. My interest in this topic began during one of these discussions. I chose to write an article, and then my teacher encouraged me to participate in the YRE competition.



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Eutrophication Euphoria

submitted by Sliema St. Joseph School : Katya Vassallo  for 15-18
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): other, School Ekoskola noticeboard, school media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Finalist

The article deals with the case of a water reservoir located on a very busy street. The reservoir is home to a group of ducks. The surface of the water is very often covered with a thick layer of algae – the result of eutrophication. The article explains the possible reason behind this phenomenon, identifies the problems it causes and discusses possible ways in which the situation can be dealt with.



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Road safety for cyclists

submitted by Kirkop secondary school St Benedict College : Mariah Busuttil, Thea Falzon  for 11-14
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, on Fb, other, sent to Times of Malta
filed under Articles
awarded: Finalist

An investigation into the route safety for schoolchildren who cycle to school, including communication with the local council.



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Foreign and forgotten. The Discrimination faced by international students in our school

submitted by Kirkop secondary school St Benedict College : Mateja Misovic  for 11-14
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): Blog, newspaper, other
filed under Articles
awarded: Finalist

An investigation into the difficulties faced by foreigners and also communication with the school administration about this.



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Saving the world bit by bit

submitted by MRC NAXXAR PRIMARY : Chela Galea  for 7-10
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): school media, website
filed under Campaigning video Video Clips
awarded: Finalist



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The Impact of Surface Material on Temperature Variations

submitted by San Gwann Primary : Class Year 6.1  for 11-14
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): On GLOBE website, other, school media
filed under Articles
awarded: Finalist

Year 6.1 took part in the GLOBE Program to gather surface temperature data. We used a handheld Helect Infrared Thermometer to record the heat of the surface of 5 different sites within the school. We chose 5 different sites which have different types of surfaces. One site is soil and grass in the shade; one has soil and grass in the sun; one has cement which is in the school yard and one has asphalt which is in the main road in front of our school. We collected data for 5 days for 3 months. We did December, January and February. We took 9 different readings of each site. We wrote all data on a sheet, then we inputted all the data on the GLOBE site. The aim of this research is to understand how different surfaces radiate energy. We discovered that temperature on natural surfaces like soil is cooler, especially with wet grass. The highest temperature we recorded was on asphalt. In the end we wrote this report.



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Il-Karba Tas-Siġra

submitted by St Martin's College : Benjamin Spiteri, Julian Gouder  for 15-18
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): Facebook and YouTube, other
filed under Campaigning video Video Clips
awarded: Finalist

Our poem is comprised of 10 quatrain stanzas, each with verses of irregular length. In each stanza, the tree is personified and is also a synecdoche; as it represents the entirety of our environment, and the stanzas respectively tackle a different benefit given to us by trees, such as shade, fruit, and the encompassing of birds and other wildlife. In addition, all stanzas make sure to ask Why?, and Did you forget? this is in order to evoke a feeling of guilt, and sympathy, although the opening stanza essentially summarizes all of the trees’ points and messages, in order to avoid beating around the Bush and getting the point. In the final 2 stanzas; the tone of the poem takes a pivotal shift, as this time the tree is offering a humble solution to the problems faced, which is to make peace with nature rather than destroy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEhRI0YD3us



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Globus Warming

submitted by St Martin's College : Noya Cohen Shwartz  for 15-18
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): Facebook, other
filed under Campaigning photo Photos
awarded: Finalist

Global warming is the greatest threat known to humankind. Are we too late to make a change? Our ignorance and our silence are evident in our daily lives. Ice sheets and glaciers are shrinking, temperatures are rising, and species are in danger. We increase the earth’s temperature by burning fossil fuels, cutting down forests, and farming livestock. This leads to more significant amounts of greenhouse gases, increasing the greenhouse effect and global warming. According to NASA, without significant action, global temperature is on track to rise by 2.5 °C to 4.5 °C (4.5 °F to 8 °F) by 2100. Abraham Lincoln said, “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” Our responsibility is to do everything we can to protect and save the planet.



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