Age Group: 15-18

Beach Trap

submitted by Maria Regina Girls Secondary Mosta : Casey Mifsud, Samira Axiak, Winona Attard McCarthy  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): school-magazine
filed under Photos

Awareness is made about beach life being destroyed- but how many people are actually doing something to stop this waste? Waste –such as plastic- is eaten by creatures, turtles for instant. Plastic bags are easily mistaken for jellyfish, the food which turtles eat. When they eat the material, they choke to death. Furthermore, if the beach you are swimming in contains jellyfish, and you feel the need to take them out of the sea, put the jellyfish in plastic bags then in trash cans. Do not leave these creatures on the sand or a rocky surface,as people might step on them and hurt the sole of their foot. On the other hand, recycle bins should be noticed, and if used, used properly by putting clean materials and materials which are recycable, meaning glass, plastic, metal and paper.



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The Essential Resource for Living

submitted by San Gorg Preca College Boys Secondary School Hamrun : Nikolai Micallef  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): newspaper, school-media, website
filed under Articles

This article is about HSBC World Water day quiz held on the 15th March at Intercontinental Hotel and it describes and add further awareness of the necessity of water and why it is essential that we look after it and what one can do as the student reported on what was discussed during this event.



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Scented Grass

submitted by Gzira St.Monica School : Nicole Pace  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): newspaper, other, radio, school-media, YRE Assembly
filed under Photos

We only have one planet which we should appreciate and nourish its beauty the best way we can, and not spoil nature by throwing our unwanted trash in the countryside. The world was once a proud planet, but nowadays it is full of waste, and memories of what once was.



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Food…glorious local food!

submitted by Gzira St.Monica School : Nicole Pace  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): newspaper, radio, school-media
filed under Articles

In such a world we are living in, we do not find enough time to appreciate the food we are eating and consuming, but we really should care more. Since the students of St. Monica School Gzira, want to raise awareness about this, our Eko-Skola committee decided to build a roof garden at our school. The roof garden will give us the benefit of growing our own organic food, which will be used in the school’s tuck shop and the organic waste left will be reused in the soil. Another benefit is that our biology students will have the opportunity to plant their own crops which they will use for their experiments.



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Save the seaview from further development!

submitted by Cospicua St Margaret College Boys' Secondary Verdala : Kurt Micallef  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): Annual School Exhibition, other, school-magazine, website
filed under Photos

This photo was taken at Xghajra. One can enjoy this seaview from afar up till now. We hope that the view will remain unobstructed from further development so that the children of the future can enjoy a similar sunset.



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Returned to sender by the waves!

submitted by Cospicua St Margaret College Boys' Secondary Verdala : Kurt Micallef  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): Annual School Exhibition, other, school-magazine, website
filed under Photos

This photo was taken at Ras Hanzir Kordin. Most of this rubbish was thrown in the sea and the waves threw it back at us. A true message from nature!



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Taking the initiative…for the environment!

submitted by Cospicua St Margaret College Boys' Secondary Verdala : Kurt Micallef, Lenard Camilleri  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): Annual School Exhibition, other, school-magazine, website
filed under Articles

Other students might say that they have been lucky to go on a foreign exchange to Poland but what they do not know is the hard work and initiatives the duo Kurt and Lenard have taken throughout these four years while at secondary school….all in the name of the environment.



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Attract the dragon to keep mosquitoes away

submitted by Cospicua St Margaret College Boys' Secondary Verdala : Luke Agius  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): newspaper, school-magazine, website
filed under Photos

Neptume Project in Dock 1, Cospicua is an innovative and sustainable project meant to purify waste sewage water to irrigate the green areas of the promenade. However, the pond water used in the phytoremediation process can attract mosquitoes with the risk of spreading the Zika virus. Therefore, attracting dragonflies to the ponds can be a safe and natural way of controlling mosquitoes. Dragonflies might look like scary biters but in fact they can only harm mosquitoes. So planting proper plants in ponds can easily attract adult dragonflies which feed on adult mosquitoes. Dragonflies will also breed their larvae called “nymphs” in the ponds to feed on mosquito larvae. To guarantee this natural process, the ponds must be shallow at one end and deep at the other end respectively with more aquatic plants and flat rocks surrounding them. Dragonfly insects can help us keep the mosquito population in Cospicua under control.



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Promoting wellbeing across the Commonwealth at the EkoSkola Young People’s Environmental CHOGM Summit held in Malta

submitted by Cospicua St Margaret College Boys' Secondary Verdala : Merton Pace, Moses Galea  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): newspaper, school-magazine, website
filed under Articles

On Friday, 20th November 2015 over 250 students participated in the EkoSkola Young People’s Environmental CHOGM Summit held at the Dolmen Hotel in Qawra to promote the wellbeing across the Commonwealth countries. The general theme selected for this summit was; ‘Ensuring a good quality of life for present and future generations’ and the sub-themes for discussion included: Education for all, Clean and safe water for all, Eradicating poverty, Promoting freedom of expression, The role of women, Religious diversity and Conflict resolution.



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Superhero NEPTUME – an innovative project to purify and reuse wastewater

submitted by Cospicua St Margaret College Boys' Secondary Verdala : Leon Piscopo, Luke Agius, Moses Galea, Samuele Verde  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): newspaper, school-magazine, website
filed under Articles

Neptume (No-Discharge Energy-Efficient Prototype for the Treatment of Urban Municipal Effluent) project in Dock 1 in Cospicua is a very innovative project trying to purify waste water to be able to irrigate the plants planted along the promenade of the town. Through this process, the planted aquatic plants purify water from nitrates and phosphates, reduce Carbon dioxide and release Oxygen. However, prior to undergoing phytoremediation, the entire process primarily needs to undergo an MBBR (Moving Bed Bioreactor) process and MBR (Membrane Bioreactor) process.



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