Age Group: 11-14

Water Scarcity in Malta

submitted by St Edward's College : Julian Beacom  for Age Group: 11-14
dissemination(s): school magazine, school media, website
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Water Scarcity in Malta has always been a problem however in the past few months, it has become a reality for many who before, used to ignore it. The article takes a scientific investigation of the problem of Water on the Maltese isles.



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Don’t believe politicians!

submitted by Gzira St.Monica School : Jeanine Scerri  for Age Group: 11-14
dissemination(s): newspaper, other, radio, school media, YRE Assembly, YRE Noticeboard
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Chogm 2015 was a very eventful and interesting encounter as many subjects of various issues affecting us today were discussed. The most striking out of them all was the ‘Orange the world’ Campaign, which includes letting women’s voices be heard and Women’s rights be treated with all fairness. Other hot topics such as climate change, a resilient society and immigration were discussed.



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School Canteens: What Are We Really Eating?

submitted by Gzira St.Monica School : Angele Pocock  for Age Group: 11-14
dissemination(s): newspaper, other, radio, school media, YRE Assembly, YRE Noticeboard
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Earlier this year, the Ekoskola committee, who is focusing on healthy eating as part of this year’s aims for St. Monica School Gżira, decided to create an appendix to determine what the eating choices for the students include, and how these could be improved to help, both to improve the general health of the students and to modify the menu to include more environmentally friendly options. Two students, one of them being myself, paid a visit to the school’s tuck shop to find out what exactly we were eating.



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When Dreams are Shared

submitted by Gzira St.Monica School : Jael Marie Scicluna  for Age Group: 11-14
dissemination(s): newspaper, other, radio, school media, YRE Assembly, YRE Noticeboard
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The children of our generation wish for many expensive things, and obviously, families and friends wish for the child to be happy, so toy manufacturers and tech companies work even harder for their products to be sold. But, have we ever wondered what the less-unfortunate want for Christmas? We have always thought that this is a situation in Third World countries, in fact, only 1 of 3 children know that there are less unfortunate people in our small island, Malta.



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Their Silent Cry

submitted by Gzira St. Monical School : Julia Scerri  for Age Group: 11-14
dissemination(s): assembly, newspaper, noticeboard, other, school media
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‘How can the world evolve without successful businesses or factories?’ some might ask. However, do we ever stop to realise how much this urban view can make us feel sad or stressed? Research proves that looking at nature brings humans closer together; resulting in happiness, whereas looking at urban landscapes makes us want solitude; leading to sadness. This is why it is very important to look after the environment. But how is this possible with all these buildings and constructions going on endlessly? And how can we listen to the silent cry of the animals dying because of our selfish actions?



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My Footprint Counts

submitted by Cospicua St Margaret College Boys' Secondary Verdala : Blake Vassallo, Islam Nessim, Jerome Gatt, Kyle Dalli, Negai Galea Conti, Neville Coleiro, Sven Gatt  for Age Group: 11-14
dissemination(s): Blog, Facebook, other, School Exhibition, school magazine, website
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The Students’ Council of St Margaret College, Verdala, made the environment one of its priorities this year. In fact they’ve been the main driving force behind the school’s eTwinning project ‘My Footprint Counts’ and have collaborated with schools in Poland, Portugal and Georgia to raise awareness of the Carbon Footprint of our daily choices. The aim was that the school ends the year with a better awareness of the environmental impact of everyday actions, because it was felt many teenagers don’t really appreciate their environmental responsibility.



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Water Quiz

submitted by Mater Boni Consilii St. Joseph Paola : Haley Cassar  for Age Group: 11-14
dissemination(s): Eco School Noticeboard, other, school media, website
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This article was written to report what happened during the Water Quiz that was organised by HSBC Catch the Drop Campaign that occurred on the 15th of March 2016.



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The Beach Trap

submitted by Maria Regina Mosta Girls Secondary : Casey Mifsud, Samira Axiak, Winona Attard McCarthy  for Age Group: 11-14
dissemination(s): school magazine
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All for our families

submitted by Gozo College Girls Secondary School : Elenia Jo Xiberras  for Age Group: 11-14
dissemination(s): Geography notice board, other, Presentation during assemblies., school magazine, website
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The issue of immigration is much discussed nowadays. Everyone says his or her say. What we know for sure is that being an immigrant is not always easy. In fact many encounter racist attacks and insults. Immigrants carry with them a certain aura of mystery and curiosity. Breaking the barriers and getting to know an immigrant up, close and personal reveals a very noble act which surely leaves a mark in one’s heart and attitudes.



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Junk Mail

submitted by Saint Francis Secondary School Sliema : Paula Zammit  for Age Group: 11-14
dissemination(s): EyeSpy (Junior News), other, website
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Paula has closely examined the subject of Junk Mail by collecting a two-week sample of postal junk mail, weighing it and studying its carbon footprint. She didn’t stop there, she researched and analysed the resources needed to produce this quantity of paper while linking it to deforestation. She also contacted local Maltese authorities to take action for the benefit of our environment.



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