11-14

Local boy chooses wisely.

submitted by ZAK Iklin : ZAK Iklin  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): Facebook, other
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Commended

As we walk down the street, we observe a rise in heavy polluting industrial machinery and a decline in green transportation. Who is benefitting from all this construction?



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How media affects Europeans.

submitted by Kirkop secondary school St Benedict College : Thea Falzon  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): fb, newspaper, other
filed under Articles

The effects of media on Europeans – the good and the bad.



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The entanglement of environment and rubbish.

submitted by ZAK Iklin : ZAK Iklin  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): Facebook page, other
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Participation

As we are trying to admire some greenery that our country has left, we cannot help but notice that it is also being heavily polluted.



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Your Carbon Footprint affects Glaciers

submitted by Independent Candidate : Francesca De Bono  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): Facebook page, other
filed under campaigning-photo Photos

A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases you generate in your daily actions. The Nature Conservancy state that “to have the best chance of avoiding a 2℃ rise in global temperatures, the average global carbon footprint per year needs to drop to under 2 tons by 2050”. Simple daily actions increase your carbon footprint, such as, using cars, cooling systems, consumption of meat, etc. Changing your habits will help save our glaciers.



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The Wild Extinction oof Honey Bees

submitted by St Paul's Missionary College : Giuseppe Grech, Nikolai Jovincin, Thomas Cilia, Timothy Axisa  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): Google Classroom, other, school magazine, school media
filed under Articles

Bees, essential for pollinating three-quarters of crucial crops, face alarming threats. Declining nectar levels, as highlighted by the UN, signify a concerning trend. Their role extends beyond honey production; they’re pivotal for pollinating human-consumed crops, with 84% relying on bees and insects. Yet, over the past decade, bee populations have plummeted due to various challenges like diseases, pests, and environmental factors such as air pollution and electromagnetic fields. To safeguard bees, promoting bee-friendly practices is imperative. This entails cultivating bee-friendly farms, planting bee-attracting flora like citrus, lavender, and rosemary, and transitioning away from synthetic pesticides. Community efforts, like the Ħaż-Żebbug local council’s initiative to preserve wildflowers for bees, are crucial. Government support, particularly through EU funds for organic farming, can accelerate this transition. Together, we must prioritize the preservation of bees, ensuring a flourishing future for both them and humanity.



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Mental health

submitted by Kirkop secondary school St Benedict College : Shymon Farrugia  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): fb, newspaper, other
filed under Articles

Investigating mental health which may affect all humans, whatever their career of job.



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Globalized Malta, Malta’s Controversial Future

submitted by Kirkop secondary school St Benedict College : Owen Polidano  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): fb, newspaper, other, to teacher for discussion
filed under Articles

Investigating globalisation in Malta by questioning people for different views on the matter.



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Protecting the lives of frogs

submitted by St Paul's Missionary College : Gregory Scicluna, Julian Said  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): Google Classroom, other, school magazine, school media
filed under Articles

In a world where people are taking over the homes of animals, frogs are silently asking for help. They face many problems like not having enough clean water to live in. But during the pandemic, when things were quieter, they had a better life with cleaner surroundings. Now, it’s important for the Maltese government and groups like Ambjent Malta to clean up places where frogs live, just like they did in Wied Liemu. They also need to protect frogs from animals like the American crayfish that eat them. By doing this, we can make sure frogs stick around for a long time, which is good for nature and for us.



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Echoes of Malta

submitted by Kirkop secondary school St Benedict College : Naya Fenech  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): fb, newspaper, other
filed under Articles

Investigates the effect of music and the enhancement of the Maltese music industry.



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Feminism – How It Shaped Maltese Society and How It’s Thriving Today

submitted by Kirkop secondary school St Benedict College : Mireya Buhagiar  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): a noticeboard in the Imqabba Primary School, fb, Health clinic noticeboard, other
filed under Articles

To draw information from how Malta has changed during the past years, four women from different generations were asked by the reporter to speak out their opinions.



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