11-14

Keeping up Traditions

submitted by Gozo College Girls Secondary School : EkoSkola Committee  for 11-14
dissemination(s): Geography notice board, other, Presentation during assemblies., school magazine, website
filed under Photos

Playing boules is a daily appointment for a good number of pensioners with lots of free time on their hands. It is important to encourage old people to go out of their homes, meet other people, engage in activities and be pro-active. Having something to look forward to helps old people stay fit and healthy. Also, they can still give a lot to the community without having to work hard and enjoying themselves on the way.



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One Step at a Time

submitted by Gozo College Girls Secondary School : EkoSkola Committee  for 11-14
dissemination(s): Geography notice board, other, Presentation during assemblies., school magazine, website
filed under Photos

Though limited mobility this old man stills makes it a point to go out for a walk and take out his dog as well. Unfortunately, too many people, young, middle-aged and old, even though fully mobile, do not bother to go out for walk and take a breath of fresh air preferring to sit for hours in front of TVs, computers and other games. A walk every day is worth every second.



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A Wasteful Society

submitted by Gozo College Secondary School Victoria : Manuela Cassar  for 11-14
dissemination(s): other, School noticeboard and school morning assembly, school magazine, website
filed under Photos

People in Malta are enjoying a high standard of living. This is resulting in buying more things than actually needed and then throwing them away at the first opportunity. This is resulting in the waste of resources.



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Time Machine

submitted by Gozo College Secondary School : Josslyn Camenzuli  for 11-14
dissemination(s): other, school morning assembly, school noticeboard, school magazine, website
filed under Photos

Gozo is known as the place where time stands still… narrow winding streets, alley ways, old ladies knitting or lacing and even with the key dangling in the door locks. Unfortunately, even the bad habit of spoiling the natural beauty of the island seems to be part of an old culture. Or is it? Why keep on disposing of unwanted belongings in the countryside? It was certainly no choice of this car, trapped in a back to the future machine.



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Trash in a Treasure

submitted by Gozo College Secondary School Victoria : Tania Debrincat  for 11-14
dissemination(s): other, school morning assembly, school noticeboard, school magazine, website
filed under Photos

The Maltese countryside is rich with a variety of landscapes containing various endemic species of flora and fauna. The eyes have a lot to feast on. Considering the size of the islands in one walk one gets to see the beautiful Mediterranean Sea, stunning cliffs, sandy beaches, vegetated hills and unfortunately more then one heap of trash dumped unceremoniously in the heart of the countryside. Time goes by and still this powerful urge to spoil the natural environment hasn’t been controlled.



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Meals on Wheels

submitted by Gozo College Girls Secondary School : Nicole Micallef  for 11-14
dissemination(s): notice board, other, Presentation during Assembly, school magazine, website
filed under Photos

Coffee cups and fast food boxes are amongst the most common roadside litter found. The two tyres are just an addition to make the picture more real. The main problem is that most people tend to ignore litter and not bother to take action. It is wrong to think one is too small to make a difference. As Bette Reese said: “If you think that you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.” It is time to become active against litter. What are you waiting for?



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Doing it Blindly

submitted by Gozo College Girls Secondary School : Maria Attard  for 11-14
dissemination(s): notice board, other, School Assembly, school magazine, website
filed under Photos

Certain areas in different localities have always been prone to littering. Local councils have for long been trying hard to tackle this problem in various ways including setting up signs, promising fines, the revoking of the driving licence, and similar to discourage the improper disposal of waste. This however does not seem to be effective enough. One must not forget that what goes around comes around at the end of the day.



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We All Fall Down

submitted by Gozo College Secondary Shcool Victoria : Chantelle Stellini  for 11-14
dissemination(s): other, School Assembly, school noticeboard, school magazine, website
filed under Photos

New technologies, modern gadgets and high standards of living indicate how advanced and developed the population is. However, the urge to spoil the countryside with bulk littering shows clearly the contrary. The tendency is to fall back to the same old primitive habit of being careless and irresponsible citizens.



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Why … why be racist?

submitted by St Ignatius College Handaq Secondary School : Jael Micallef  for 11-14
dissemination(s): other, school noticeboard
filed under Photos

When we’re discriminating we’re treating a person differently because of what they do, are or believe in. Religious discrimination is a big problem in our society. It has existed since a long time ago and has led to religious persecution. Even in a society where freedom of religion is a constitutional right there’s religious discrimination. But why, why do people choose not to accept different beliefs? Aren’t they normal like any other? So what if they believe in different entities? Let them believe in what they want. As long as they don’t hurt anyone, it isn’t a problem, right? Psychologists say that the solution to racism is the ‘enlightenment values’ which is the humankind’s release from its self-secured immaturity. Enlightenment is the process of undertaking to think for oneself, to employ and rely on one’s own intellectual capacities in determining on what to believe and how to act .



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If nature had a voice

submitted by Handaq Secondary School St.Ignatius College : Michela Calleja  for 11-14
dissemination(s): other, School noticeboard & Seabreeze Hotel noticeboard
filed under Photos

If nature had a voice she would beg us to respect the environment, she would tell us that it prefers the part of the photo in the background where people are happy to enjoy their surroundings and that it dislikes the close up littered view. Let’s make nature happy! Never litter!



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