Letter to Students from Gozo Bishop – World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

August 29, 2015

Gozo Bishop Mario Grech wrote a letter to children about the Environment on the occasion of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, which Pope Francis wishes to be celebrated by the Catholic Church, in communion with the Orthodox Church, on the 1st of September starting from this year. Bishop Grech encourages children amongst other things to avoid buying new school bags if their old ones are still good to use and similarly for other items, avoiding to discard things which can still be... 

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Maltese Delegation on ESD visit in Slovakia

July 2, 2015

A delegation made up of educators involved in the EkoSkola programme and the management of the Xrobb l-Għaġin Nature Park together with two Education Officers participated in an Erasmus+ Key Action 1 funded project in Slovakia which focused on exploring methodologies that promote Developing Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in the curriculum and at Xrobb l-Għaġin Nature Park. Developing Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) as a cross-curricular theme, as requested by the National... 

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EkoSkola /LEAF National Awards Ceremony

June 3, 2015

A number of EkoSkola students from 27 schools were this morning presented with the prestigious international Green Flag Award for their commitment in ensuring a good quality of life for all, in their respective school communities. Two other schools receive their Silver Award. Some of these schools also received an international recognition for their participation in the Learning about Forests programme (LEAF). The ceremony was presided over by Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca at the Palace... 

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11th session of EkoSkola Parliament

May 25, 2015

Updated: Eager to have a closer look at the new Parliament building a number of EkoSkola students had the opportunity of their life this morning when they came face to face with the country’s policymakers for a lively debate that focused on the Millenium Development Goals. This is not a first for the EkoSkola programme since for the past eleven consecutive years this has been an annual appointment spanning three legislatures. The event was organized by Nature Trust (Malta), the local representatives... 

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Young People Environment Summit 2015

May 8, 2015

It’s 2015 – where are we now? On Thursday 7th May 2015, EkoSkola students from 22 different schools participated in the annual Children’s Summit. This summit, organised by Nature Trust Malta and sponsored by HSBC Water programme was held at Le Meridien Hotel and Spa, St Julians. Over 100 students met and discussed themes related to the Millennium Development Goals. Students in workshops discussed local and global problems and proposed possible solutions. In the workshop regarding water safety,... 

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