Honorable Mention

The Difficulty to Change

submitted by Secondary St Aloysius College : Dale Delceppo; Damian Galea  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school media, website
filed under campaigning-video video-clips
awarded: Honorable Mention, YREstayshome

“Sometimes when we think about the situation of our planet now, we feel disappointed because it seems like many people do not care. Everyone can do something no matter how small it may seem. Everybody needs to understand that we are all responsible today for a better tomorrow. While our stay home we thought of sharing these six tips that everyone can do from home to take care of our planet today in hope for a better tomorrow. We hope you like it” Dale Delceppo and Damian Galea. Youtube link:    



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Young Reporter’s for the Environment students launch a litter less project campaign in making Paper Roll Angel decorations for Advent and Christmas

submitted by St Margaret College secondary school Verdala : Jayden Degiorgio, Jurgen Xuereb, Miguel Fenech  for 15-18
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school magazine, school media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Commended, Honorable Mention

  Young Reporter’s for the Environment students at St. Margaret College encouraged many Science students to participate in a litter less project campaign in making Paper Roll Angel decorations using ONLY recycled material.



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The MisAdventures of A Plastic Bag

submitted by San Gwann Primary : Maya Bugeja; Danil Spiteri  for 7-10
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): school magazine
filed under campaigning-video video-clips
awarded: Commended, Honorable Mention

This video aims to raise awareness on the misuse of plastic. Plastic has become such a common thing we use everyday. We take it for granted. But we seem to forget that this excessive use of plastic is causing a lot of harm in our environment, especially in the sea.    



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The orange bloom

submitted by Our Lady Immaculate School : Emma Brownrigg Fenech  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): website
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Finalist, Honorable Mention, YREstayshome

Time spent amongst flowers is never time wasted. The importance of green spaces in the urbanised areas, especially during this current situation of COVID-19, which helps in the overall wellbeing of humans.



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Slide the Marbles Game from recycled material

submitted by lija Balzan Iklin : Laura Mallia Gauci  for 7-10
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): website
filed under campaigning-photo Photos
awarded: Honorable Mention, YREstayshome

Yesterday I created a game using recycled things. Maybe it’s a good idea for children to do it at home. I used lollipop sticks, a piece of wood that my dad was going to throw away and cups. I painted the wood and the sticks. You must have some marbles to slide them down on the stick and then you count the points to see who is the winner. Laura Mallia Gauci



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A new species of palm tree?

submitted by St Augustine College : Benjamin Borg  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school magazine, school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Commended, Finalist, Honorable Mention

Rising over the Maltese skyline is a new species of palm tree hovering above buildings and people. Is this is an endemic species or a pandemic of construction fever?



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The Borage plant

submitted by St Augustine College : Christopher Portelli, Gabriel Pullicino  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school magazine, school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Commended, Honorable Mention

The Borage plant, Borago officinalis, is also known as Fidloqqom in Maltese is an indigenous plant that adapts to any condition and grows in garigues and roadsides especially in Buskett, Dingli and most valleys in Malta. It’s a favourite plant for bees and is a grassy annual plant with hairy stems and triangular, blue leaves. It is also grown in gardens as its leaves are edible, it’s a nutritious plant that is used in salads and it is often used as a medicinal herb mainly for gastrointestinal, respiratory and circulatory disorders.



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A selfie before freedom!

submitted by St. Nicholas College Rabat MIddle School : Eco-schools Committee  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): Notice board in our school which was also displayed during the Science Week., other, school media, website
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Honorable Mention

This photo was taken during one of the Turtle release events we attending to during this year. Three sea turtles were released after a period of rehabilitation they had to pass through due to injures we humans caused with our fishing practices and dumped waste. It was a very emotional experience for all of us. In this photo, the turtle is like taking a photo for us to keep as a momento of the occasion. On the other hand it also shows our invasion of the turtle territory where even during its release we had to interfere in some way or another. In fact we noticed that the turtle had to change its course towards the sea since it was suspicious of the strange object.



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A Greener Tomorrow

submitted by Gozo College Middle School : EcoSchools Committee  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): EkoSkola blog, Ekoskola noticeboard, newspaper, other, school magazine, school media, tv, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Honorable Mention

The alarming rate at which trees are being chopped off to make way for the construction industry prompted the students at Gozo College Middle School to study in detail urban temperatures. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of trees on urban heat temperatures. Data collected show that surface temperature varies on average by 9°C between vegetated surface and cemented/asphalt surfaces. Results support the statement that lack of trees contribute to the formation of Urban Heat Islands. Having discovered all this the students went a step further. They wanted to be part of the change and not just pointing fingers and complaining about the environmental degradation. Thus, they came up with an innovative idea on how to promote the growth of local indigenous trees



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The Trash Around Us

submitted by Birgu Malta St Edward's College : Samuel Borg Barthet  for 11-14
campaign: Litter Less Campaign Entry
dissemination(s): other, school media, Social Media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: 1st place Litter less Campaign, Honorable Mention

Student investigate why do people dispose of their rubbish in an improper way.He also interviews Ms. Ghislaine Calleja from Get Trashed Malta after a Clean Up he took part in to promote the Litter Less Campaign in the Community.



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