15-18

The Local Councils – Are they a good helping hand when it comes to reducing waste?

submitted by St. Albert the Great College : Isaac Sam Camilleri  for 15-18
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): other, school noticeboard, school media
filed under Articles
awarded: 3rd place Litter less campaign

This article focuses on the input of the Local councils when it comes to waste separation and reduction. The 2 main local councils interviewed were the Birkirkara and the Valletta local council. From the information gathered in the interviews, some suggestions were also given to all local councils.



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Valletta Local Council Elections – Is Waste Separation a Priority?

submitted by St Albert the Great College Valletta : Isaac Sam Camilleri  for 15-18
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Commended

The article describes the initiatives being proposed by two candidates running for the Valletta local council elections. Each candidate discusses their view of waste separation by the residents of the city, describes activities they have organised to raise awareness about this issue and states the changes they would implement if they were elected as mayor.



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EU Milk Scheme – A Contradictory Message for School Children

submitted by St Albert the Great College Valletta : Isaac Sam Camilleri  for 15-18
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: 2nd place Litter less Campaign

The eco-school committee and administration of a Maltese school have collectively decided that the school should opt out of a government scheme which, in their opinion, promotes unsustainable waste generation. The article describes the way in which the school tried to discuss this issue with the agencies concerned, and the actions it took when its suggestions were not take aboard.



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Recycling Computers

submitted by Cospicua. Senior Secondary School St. Margaret College Verdala : Aaliyah Bonello, Lara Agius  for 15-18
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Articles
awarded: Commended

Throughout the scholastic year, computers change once in a while. Questioning was done on what is happening to old computers. In some schools, computers are recycled and used in other subjects but what happens to the computers around Malta?



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Echoes from the Past

submitted by Cospicua. Senior Secondary School St. Margaret College Verdala : Shelseya Tanti  for 15-18
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Articles
awarded: Participation

On the 1st of October 2018, a group of former Royal Navy students and even teachers came to visit our school and the student Shelseya Tanti had the opportunity to meet them and interview them.



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Clean up in Tarxien and Santa Lucija

submitted by St.Thomas More College Secondary School Santa Lucija : Justyn James Galea, Kleaven Cassar, Leah Cocks, Leandros Catania  for 15-18
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): other, School Facebook Page, school magazine, school media
filed under Articles
awarded: Commended

Four fifth formers decided to clean up the area near their old school, the Tarxien Middle school on a public holiday. They were always concerned by the rubbish that was accumulating in the area, as residents treat it like a dumping zone. The students had taken part in a clean up around Santa Lucija in November, with the Eko Skola group and this spurred them to take action and not just complain!



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Celebrating Commonwealth Day

submitted by Cospicua Malta St. Margaret College Secondary School Verdala : Grazia Magro, Leon Buttigieg  for 15-18
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school magazine, school media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Participation

Commonwealth Day is normally celebrated on the second Monday of March and serves to promote Commonwealth issues and core values. On this day, World Commonwealth member countries assemble to join forces in an effort to promote global issues, international co-operation, and see how to improve the lives of over 2 billion people in its 53 member countries, the majority of which were onceunder British rule.



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Students learn all about the healthy benefits of Oranges

submitted by Cospicua Malta St. Margaret College Secondary School Verdala : Aleksandrs Andrejevs, Leon Buttigieg, Ognjen Pantovic, Zeno Kohan  for 15-18
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school magazine, school media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Participation

A group of Science students from St. Margaret College Senior Secondary School Verdala, Cospicua did a research study about the healthy benefits of Oranges. This study was supervised by teacher Martin Azzopardi sdc and linked with the science study unit: Body Basic Needs. This is in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) – Goal 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing).



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Queen’s Young Leaders raise Breast Cancer awareness during Pink October

submitted by Cospicua Malta St. Margaret College Secondary School Verdala : Aidan Bugeja, Jake Gatt, Leon Buttigieg, Matthew Megrahi  for 15-18
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): GEW school conference, newspaper, other, school magazine, school media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Commended, Participation

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign commemorated worldwide to highlight the importance of breast cancer awareness, education and research. The Pink Colour Ribbon campaign aims to raise awareness about breast and gynaecological cancers, as well as raise funds for cancer research and programmes of prevention.



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Time of Unity and Peace between the three monotheistic religions

submitted by Cospicua Malta St. Margaret College Secondary School Verdala : Aidan Bugeja, Leon Buttigieg, Matthew Megrahi  for 15-18
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): GEW school conference, newspaper, other, school magazine, school media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Participation

As part of the Christmas religious festivities held at school, three students from St. Margaret College Senior Secondary School, Verdala, Cospicua, were invited by teacher Martin Azzopardi to reflect upon the peaceful and uniting spirit of Christmas. This is in relevance with Goal 10 (reduced inequality) and Goal 16 (Peace and Justice) of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).



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