11-14

Mortal Smoke

submitted by St Edward's College : Mattia Agius Muscat  for 11-14
dissemination(s): newspaper, school media, website
filed under Video Clips

Kills People, Kills Nature and Litters. In the EU 650,000 smokers die every year from smoking.If we focus our lens on Malta it is said that 1 person dies everyday from smoking. Smokers also have an other bad habit, which is, when smoking a cigarette they would throw the bud on the floor or worse stuff it in soil next to plants. This video carries an investigation regarding this topic and also presents different preventions and solutions to over come this growing problem.



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Litterless for a better environment

submitted by St Michael School St Venera : Natanhiel Farrugia  for 11-14
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Video Clips

This video clip is showing the importance of not littering the environment.



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Ħarġa ma’ tal-Iskola

submitted by St Francis Primary Cospicua : Naia Abdilla  for 11-14
dissemination(s): school media, website
filed under Articles



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1st Place YRE – Article 11-14yrs: Quarry Worry

submitted by ST. Margaret College Girls' Secondary School Zejtun : Angelica Galea, Dorianne Calleja, Michela Noelene Zammit  for 11-14
dissemination(s): other, School assemblies, school magazine, school media, website
filed under Articles

Quarries are very much present in the landscape of Malta. Yet, their afteruse is not much discussed. With this article one debate different solutions that can be done to decrease this permanent scar from the Maltese island.



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2nd Place YRE – Article 11-14yrs: Walking for Water

submitted by Gozo College Girls' Secondary : EkoSkola Committee  for 11-14
dissemination(s): newspaper, school magazine, school media, website
filed under Articles

The EkoSkola Committee every year make a water educational campaign – that is try to inform as many people as possible about the scarcity of water and at the same time collect money to provide third world countries with clean drinking water…



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3rd Place YRE – Article 11-14yrs: Our Magnificent RIA Harbour: Our Rich History is the result of our Geography!

submitted by St. Margaret's College Boys' Secondary School Verdala : Emerson Vella, Franklyn Baldacchino, Jacopo Mentosa, Ryan Fava  for 11-14
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Articles

It all started when we were on geographical fieldwork in Valletta and went to the Upper Barraka Gardens for a short break. Whilst admiring the view, we overheard a tourist guide explaining the historical importance of the Grand Harbour. Throughout her explanation there was no mention at all of its geographical formation. This is a real pity because actually the Grand Harbour gained its importance because of its particular formation…



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3rd Place YRE – Article 11-14yrs: Modified Earth

submitted by St Albert College Valletta : Adriel Benito  for 11-14
dissemination(s): school magazine, school media
filed under Articles

This article is written from the pain in my heart that our Mother Earth is being misused and raped. Even today after the human race has achieved so much and progressed so much the health of the Earth seems last on the list. It seems only appropriate that humanity directs attention to mother nature who is constantly crying for help behind our backs.



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1st Place YRE – Photo 11-14yrs: If this Eyesore You Cannot Bear…Don’t be Afraid to Care

submitted by Our Lady Immaculate School Hamrun : Yasmin Joy Attard  for 11-14
dissemination(s): EkoSkola Notice board, other, website
filed under Photos

The entrance to what probably was a small farmhouse nowadays hosts a small rubbish dump just outside Xewkija, Gozo. One can see an old rusty barrel, pieces of wood and a CRT television set. This waste is not just an eyesore to those who walk near the place, but also poses a danger to humans, the soil and underlying groundwater. Rust, or iron oxide, can harbour microbes, such as tetanus. A CRT television contains chemicals, such as lead and barium, which seep through the soil and pollute the groundwater. Where is this leading us to? Something needs to be done to clean up what is left of our countryside. In a country where space is at a premium and the countryside is rapidly becoming a rarity, we must do everything in our power to conserve that little breath of fresh air we have left.



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2nd Place YRE – Photo 11-14yrs: Trees for Streets

submitted by St.Benedict College Girls' Secondary School Tarxien : Maria Micallef  for 11-14
dissemination(s): other, Participation in School Open Day, school media
filed under Photos

Heavy traffic poses a serious threat to our health and the environment. Vehicle emissions release several pollutants into the air including carbon monoxide, an odourless poisonous gas which can cause sudden death. Car exhaust gases are certainly the cause of respiratory illnesses such as asthma and lung cancer. Trees and green plants are effective in reducing air pollutants. Busy roads should be embellished with more trees to improve air quality. The planting of indigenous shrubs and trees such as the Aleppo Pine tree (Sigra taz-Znuber) should be encouraged. Trees also serve as a refuge for several bird species and help to retain soil. Unfortunately, trees can be the target of vandals by ripping off branches. Local authorities should impose hefty fines on tree vandals. On the other hand, public awareness should be increased through campaigns such as the Tree For You campaign which encourages tree plantation in several areas.



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3rd Place YRE – Photo 11-14yrs: Nature

submitted by Maria Regina College Mosta Boys’ Secondary : Kurt Borg Bonaci  for 11-14
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos

I have taken this photo myself as I like to explore the environment around where I live (ie Burmarrad, Malta). In a week from today (April 12th), this caterpillar will turn into a colourful butterfly . If we do not take care of nature this caterpillar would die and it would not please us any longer! When farmers use pesticides to kill insects and parasites they end up also harming the nature in the surroundings, such as by not letting the amazing caterpillar and insects grow and show their beauty. If no one controls the use of insecticides and pesticides we are going to keep on harming the habitats and life cycles of insects and other creatures. We would lose many species of insects as they become extinct.



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