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The Environmental Impact of village feasts

submitted by St. Augustine College : Ian Massa, Jean Luca Mercieca  for Age Group: 11-14
campaign: Litter Less Campaign Entry
dissemination(s): newsbook.com.mt and school campaign/ College Celebration Day, other, school media
filed under Reporting video Video Clips
awarded: Best Entry

The village feasts are an important aspect of Maltese culture and traditions. But what about their environmental impact? This video was produced by Ian Massa and Jean Luca Mercieca (Year 9 – St. Augustine College, Pieta’) as part of the 2018 Litter Less campaign. It raises awareness about the effect of the village festa on the environment, including waste, and how this impact may be reduced.



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Human Trafficking- A New Harrowing Reality

submitted by Saint Francis Secondary School Sliema : Naomi Farrugia, Rebekkah Marmara’ Gafa’  for Age Group: 11-14
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, other, School notice board, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Best Entry

Unfortunately, we are living in a world where human trafficking is very common, and people, especially females, are being sold for cheap labour or forced to work in the sex industry. This is a form of human slavery, and, according to the FBI, is ‘believed to be the third largest criminal activity in the world’. The aim of this study is to determine whether Maltese people are aware of this reality in Malta.



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Green Hedgehog

submitted by Maria Regina College Mosta : Hayley Cilia  for Age Group: 15-18
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): school media, website
filed under Photos Reporting photo
awarded: Best Entry, WasteServ Award

Reusing plastic objects giving them a second life is done regularly at Maria Regina College Mosta, where students research ways how to reuse waste and actually work together to make this happen. A cute soft hedgehog welcomes students into the garden where there are other various recycled objects that students can see and use. This is a simple example of how with some creativity lots of waste can be given a new life and eventually help in reducing the huge waste problem we have in Malta. Teaching is not just done through lessons, but mainly through presenting real live scenarios and solutions.



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Avoiding Food Waste

submitted by San Gorg Preca College Ħamrun Secondary School : Andre Caruana, Daniela Vella, Faith Vella, Kim Debono, Kurt Vella, Martina Pace  for Age Group: 15-18
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): radio, school magazine, school media, website
filed under Campaigning video Video Clips
awarded: Best Entry, WasteServ Award

The school’s EkoSkola Committee are taking part in the WasteServ School-Community Link Project – Promoting a Zero Waste Society in which through this and two other video in collaboration with the Video Production House Striped Sox, we are promoting the reduction of food waste and how to avoid it. This by creating awareness and also, giving tips and solutions on this. The EkoSkola team also worked on the We Eat Responsibly Project with this same theme of food waste which is being tackled via the production of a recipe booklet Sustainable Cooking including tips and ideas to preserve food and avoid wasting it as well as recipes of leftover food.



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St. Margaret College Senior Secondary School students research poverty in Uganda while proposing practical solutions to Missio Malta in aid of Uganda.

submitted by St Margaret College Secondary School Verdala Cospicua : Aiden Brignone, Nessim Islam DOB:  for Age Group: 15-18
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): Magazine Tfal Missjunarji; School display, newspaper, other, school magazine
filed under Articles
awarded: Best Entry

Every year Missio Malta raises a charity fund campaign in aid of a particular mission project in a poor country round the world. This year the charity fund campaign is in aid of Catholic clinics in Uganda so they can be able to buy ambulances to save as many patients as possible especially to treat pregnant women on time. A group of fifth formers at St. Margaret College Senior Secondary School were invited by their teacher Martin Azzopardi sdc to research poverty in Uganda while proposing practical solutions to Missio Malta in aid of this country.



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Pesticides…Danger in a bottle but safe in my food?

submitted by Maria Regina College Dun Manwel Attard Young Adult Education Resource Centre : Harrison Bugeja  for Age Group: 19+
dissemination(s): other, Our Resource Centre Facebook Page, website
filed under Photos
awarded: Best Entry, WER Award

Nowadays most farmers use more pesticides on crops to destroy insects, weeds, fungi, bacteria, and other things that feed on crops and spread diseases among others. Farmers are determined to gain profit as much as possible. Therefore they make sure that they get the crop yield they desire without considering the consequence of disregarding the harm they are causing to the environment and to consumers indirectly.



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Food is Precious, Don’t Waste it

submitted by San Gorg Preca College Ħamrun Secondary School : Andre Caruana, Daniela Vella, Faith Vella, Jordan Grech, Kim Debono, Kurt Vella, Martina Pace, Noah Roberts, Sheriseann Mifsud  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): radio, school magazine, school media, tv, website
filed under Video Clips
awarded: Best Entry, WasteServ Award, WER Award

  The title itself explains itself on the importance to be responsible and sustainable on the food that we consume as it is indeed precious! The school’s EkoSkola Committee are taking part in the WasteServ School-Community Link Project – Promoting a Zero Waste Society in which through this and two other video in collaboration with the Video Production House Striped Sox, we are promoting the reduction of food waste and how to avoid it. This by creating awareness and also, giving tips and solutions on this. The EkoSkola team are also working on the We Eat Responsibly Project with this same theme of food waste which is being tackled via the production of a recipe booklet Sustainable Cooking including tips and ideas to preserve food and avoid wasting it as well as recipes of leftover food. The link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udxTMJnDgQI



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Aquifer Recharge at Maria Regina Regina College SS Mosta

submitted by Maria Regina College Secondary School Mosta : Hayley Cilia, Ilona Sciberras, Jessica Schembri, Kelly Vella, Nicole Fenech, Samira Axiak  for Age Group: 11-14
dissemination(s): school media, website
filed under Video Clips
awarded: Best Entry, HSBC Award

Water scarcity has always been an issue in the Maltese Islands. With the help of funds from the HSBC Catch the Drop Campaign and the expertise of Engineer Marco Cremona, the EkoSkola committee at Maria Regina College Secondary School Mosta decided to invest in a GEO-INF Infiltration project. Its purpose is to collect rainwater from the school roof where it is channeled through a drainpipe and into a tank. From the tank the water is filtered and passes through a borehole to replenish the water table.



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So near and yet so far

submitted by Gozo College Middle School : Millie Rose Baker  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): EkoSkola blog, Ekoskola noticeboard, other, school magazine, school media
filed under Photos
awarded: Best Entry, NT-FEE Award

Technology hasn’t made communication any better but instead has created barriers between people. People tend to sit around talking to their screens and have many friends on Facebook but have no real friends at all. Instead of speaking with those who love them and care for them they rather prefer to write a post expressing how they feel. Few realize the true meaning of happiness in the company of friends and instead make group chats thinking they are similar. A look around quickly confirms this. People sitting together eyes down, no one talking, they are missing out on laughter and experiences… So put down your phones, open your eyes, look around and don’t miss out on life anymore!



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