Best Entry

Green Hedgehog

submitted by Maria Regina College Mosta : Hayley Cilia  for 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 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 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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Don’t Crush Me!

submitted by Mater Boni Consilii St. Joseph Paola : Elisa Sacco  for 11-14
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): other, school media, Social Media, website
filed under Photos Reporting photo
awarded: Best Entry

Why do you have to crush me by stepping on me? Would you like it if someone stepped on you?



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Never ending sunset- Light Pollution

submitted by Mcast Art & Design Mosta : Luke Zerafa  for 19+
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school magazine, school media, website
filed under Photos Reporting photo
awarded: Best Entry, International Honorable Mention

Dangers of Light Pollution: Nature: animals confuse artificial lighting for moon and disrupt their natural cycles Human: Circadian Rhythms- Controlled by ‘Ganglion cells’ found inside the eye, controlling the sleep/ wake/ eat cycle + Behavioural functions + pupillary light reflex (dilation of the pupil)- how much light enters the eye and how much we perceive. Ganglion cells have a peak absorption rate of around 480 nM wavelength (blue light) In short: Wrong colour temperature bluish light pollution has greater effect on our sleep/ wake/ eat cycles (circadian) + Behaviour functions Installing too powerful lighting instead of finding the proper low wattage to produce an adequate amount of luminosity results in light pollution from the reflected surface just under the light source. Waste of electricity to light unused spaces.



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#InsalvawFortiRicasoli

submitted by MCAST ICA : Liam Carter  for 19+
dissemination(s): radio, school media, tv, website
filed under Video Clips
awarded: Best Entry

Il-Forti Ricasoli, l-akbar fortifikazzjoni ġo Malta jinsab f’sitwazzjoni perikoluża. Tant hu hekk li jekk kollox jibqa’ mixi bl-istess rata dan il-forti jista’ jispiċċa biss eku tal-passat. Ħejejt dan dan il-proġett awdjo-viżiv bl-għan li l-awtoritajiet ikkonċernati flimkien mal-poplu Malii jsir konxju tas-sitwazzjoni li din il-ġahwra storika tinsab fih. Produzzjoni u kitba ta’ Liam Carter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFGvXZdFFAo&feature=youtu.be



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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 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 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 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 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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