9th EkoSkola Parliament sessionJune 20, 2013
The 19th of June was another special day for EkoSkola members. It was the 9th EkoSkola Parliamentary sitting where student representatives from thirty one schools sat side by side the country’s main policy makers. Ten of these schools presented their proposals to the House.
This year’s theme focused on the children’s environmental concerns that have been elicited during the second edition of the Young People’s Environmental Summit – We care about our future. The summit was organised last february during the run up to the general elections where students had the opportunity to meet the main party leaders. The parliamentary sittin was chaired by the Hon. Speaker, Dr. Anġlu Farrugia and attended by 23 Members of parliament from both parties. The MPs were not only overtly impressed with the students’ interventions but also vouched to take heed of their suggestions. The Prime Minister, Dr. Joseph Muscat and the Leader of the Opposition, Dr Simon Busuttil also addressed the students.
The event was organised by Nature Trust (Malta), the local representatives of FEE who run the EkoSkola Programme in Malta, under the auspices of the Office of the Speaker.