Well done to year 8 Orange students for their help and enthusiasm during a clean up activity at Marsalforn Valley as part of our Litter Less Campaign. Special thanks to the EkoSkola committee and Action Planet for their support.
Our school through Ekoskola is participating in the YRE Litter Less Campaign. The campaign was launched during the morning assembly with all year 7 and year 8 students. The Ekoskola link teacher suggested ways on how students can become active citizens in safeguarding the environment.
On Thursday 23rd November, our EkoSkola committee president Maia Camilleri was invited on the programme Twelve to 3 aired on the national TV channel TVM. Together with Ms Cynthia Caruana, National Coordinator of the project We Eat Responsible and two other students from the EkoSkola committees, she spoke about actions taking place at our school to promote responsible food consumption. Well done Maia. Thank you for representing our school!
On Monday 16th October 2017, World Food Day, Ekoskola link teachers participating in the We Eat Responsibly Programme had a train the trainer session which was held at Il-Majjistral Park in Manikata. During this session the Sustainable Development Goals were discussed and how these can be applied in the 7 steps of the Ekoskola programmes. Participating teachers shared projects done during the previous scholastic year. Teachers also visited a farm in Manikata where the farmer explained how he, together with his son, has changed his land to a certified organic farm. Our school was represented by one of the Ekoskola link teachers, Ms Ramona Mercieca.
On Tuesday 23rd May 2017, Mr Johann Gatt, LEAF co-ordinator, together with Ms Cynthia Caruana and Ms Audrey Gauci visited our school. The LEAF jury met our Ekoskola committee members to evaluate work done throughout the year. Our action plan focused on the use of wild local plants. The committee, together with other students carried out research on local wild plants, went out foraging for wild plants, cooked using foraged leaves, contributed in the publication of a recipe book and took part in an Open Day held at school. The Ekoskola committee went a step further and did research on Il-Farfett tas-Selq, a local butterfly which thrives on local wild plants and which is facing extinction. Following the evaluation of our Foraging Project, we proudly announce that our school has been awarded the prestigious LEAF AWARD
For the 7th consecutive year the EkoSkola committee organised the annual Walk for Water. On Friday 21st April 2017, committee members together with a group of year 7 students went round the streets of Victoria to collect money. The students carried a 2 litre water bottle in a backpack as a sense of solidarity towards children in Kenya who have to walk long distances everyday in search of water. A total of 860EUR were collected and with the money collected water pumps will be constructed.
To commemorate World Water Day our EkoSkola committee participated in a Water Quiz. This quiz was held at Dingli Secondary School on 22nd March 2017. It was a memorable experience not only because our committee placed 4th out of 25 participating schools but also because we learnt many important facts about this vital precious resource. Well done members you rock!!