Finalist

The hand

submitted by St.Albert the Great College : Miguel Camilleri  for Age Group: 11-14
campaign: Litter Less Campaign Entry
dissemination(s): other, School notice board, school magazine, school media
filed under Photos
awarded: Finalist

The power lies in our decision. Are we throwing waste or are we cleaning the waste?



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Think before Trashing

submitted by Birgu Malta St Edward's College : Matthew Sciberras Bray, Miguel Pablo de Flavia  for Age Group: 11-14
campaign: Litter Less Campaign Entry
dissemination(s): school magazine, school media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Finalist

Students reflect on the trash found in the Cottonera area, especially around their school and investigate their findings during a Clean Up Activity.



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Safe Disposal of Unwanted Medicines

submitted by St. Augustine College : Luke Polidano, Luke Zerafa  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 Campaigning video Video Clips
awarded: Finalist, WasteServ Award

Where should we dispose of expired medicines? Should we throw them in the bin or down the drain? This video by Luke Polidano and Luke Zerafa (Yr 10 St. Augustine College, Pieta’) was produced as part of the 2018 Litter Less Campaign. It aims to raise awareness about the safe disposal of unwanted medicines.



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More fuss about Sustainable Living even at School Level- An Eco-Friendly Live-In Experience at St Edward’s College

submitted by Birgu Malta St Edward's College : Gianluca Baldacchino, Kurt John Grech  for Age Group: 11-14
campaign: Litter Less Campaign Entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Finalist, WasteServ Award

Students analyse their past live-in experiences and move forward to instill eko-friendly principles in line with the Litter Less Campaign.



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Precious Water

submitted by Gozo College Middle School : EkoSkola Committee  for Age Group: 11-14
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): EkoSkola blog, noticeboard, other, school magazine, school media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Finalist, HSBC Award

The small village of Fontana lies on the outskirts of Victoria, also known as Rabat in Gozo. It became the ideal site for a settlement due to a number of fresh water springs in the area. Malta ranks in the top ten water scarce countries in the world and groundwater is one of the main sources of fresh water. It is such a pity that this precious water flowing generously in this settlement is no longer potable.



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The sad story of the sienja – or wind powered water pump – in Malta

submitted by St. Augustine College : Jake Zammit  for Age Group: 11-14
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): Exhibited at Action Planet exhibition, newspaper, other, school magazine, school media
filed under Articles
awarded: Finalist, HSBC Award

This article by Jake Zammit (Year 9 – St. Augustine College, Pieta’) talks about the plight of the sienja – or wind powered water pump – in Malta. A number of farmers and several entities were contacted regarding the topic. Gepostet von Grupp Eko Skola. Kulleġġ Santu Wistin am Samstag, 31. März 2018



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Washed up

submitted by G.F.Abela Junior College Malta Msida : Rachel Fleri Soler  for Age Group: 15-18
campaign: Litter Less Campaign Entry
dissemination(s): Instagram, other
filed under Campaigning photo Photos
awarded: Finalist

Let us acknowledge the importance of properly disposing of our waste. He who understands how a trash-can works is nowadays considered a mastermind. Recycling appropriately is not strenuous work. The effects of each plastic cup and water bottle left behind last up to 450 years. According to international studies, humans have created enough plastic since the end of the second world in 1945 to coat the Earth entirely in clingfilm. So let us not suffocate our own home; by recycling and being responsible citizens we can ensure that Earth no longer suffers due to the lack of care of humankind but instead flourishes and breathes.



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Traffic in Malta and some ways to decrease it

submitted by Saint Francis Secondary School Sliema : Attard Shanaya, Gauci Daisy, Magro Amy Ann, Palmier Tara, Sammut Mariah, Suda Maya  for Age Group: 11-14
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, other, School notice board, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Finalist

Scientific research states that Maltese roads are perceived as the fifth worst in Europe, and that Maltese people spend 52 hours stuck in traffic every year. As regards construction, it is evident that permits are issued without proper planning because one frequently finds closed roads at short notice at the same time that runs-offs from these roads are closed. We have all been caught in traffic or forced to take an unplanned diversion, and we know how frustrating it is for our parents. Therefore, we carried out this research to determine what Maltese people think about traffic and related issues.



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Milied Li Jimla L-Qlub 2017: Helping to break the chain at St Francis School, Sliema

submitted by Saint Francis School Sliema : Michela Tonna, Vida Galea  for Age Group: 15-18
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, other, School notice board, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Finalist

Milied li Jimla l-Qlub marks an annual date with unity, generosity and altruism as the students and teaching staff at St. Francis School, Sliema, work together towards a common goal: raising money for those in need. For us at St Francis School, Milied li Jimla l-Qlub is, in effect, a concrete way of experiencing the real meaning of Christmas as we work together and help each other understand that helping others warms up the hearts of those who put aside all differences and believe in the meaning of Christian charity and love, donating not only money but also, even more importantly, our time. This year, the money we raised, was donated to help people suffering from domestic violence.



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Don’t Judge People By Their Culture!

submitted by Saint Francis Secondary School Sliema : Celine Spiteri, Kelly Caruana, Marta Baldacchino, Nicole Anne Buhagiar, Nicole Busuttil  for Age Group: 11-14
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, other, School notice board, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Finalist

Maltese culture is evolving. This is because people with very diverse backgrounds and cultures are now calling this island their home. Our study focuses on whether this is accepted and embraced by Maltese citizens; do they think immigrants should be helped, and why? Through our study, which is based on 100 questionnaires distributed to a representative sample of the population, we discovered that different people of different backgrounds and ages have very different opinions on this topic.



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