Global Action Days

It’s that time of the year again. Time to act and help the environment! The Global Action Days is a campaign by the Foundation for Environmental Education to activate students and teachers to lead the change for a more sustainable world by getting involved in fun-filled, informative, activities. Participating in constructive, meaningful actions helps young people to see the point of being involved, and aids their understanding of what they can do themselves to help the environment. It’s all very simple. Plan your action, document the action by taking pictures, making a video or writing an article, register your school online and SHARE with the rest of the world on our Global Action Days Facebook page in the week of 9-15 November 2015. The chosen theme for Global Days of Action 2015 is Climate Change because of the Climate Conference known as COP21 which takes place in Paris later this year. The conference is about all governments agreeing to a deal to significantly reduce man-made Climate Change. As Climate Change is such a huge topic, FEE believes it is the ideal theme to focus on in 2015. All information on how to join this action can be found on #globalactiondays #FEE #EcoSchools The Global Action Booklet is also available here.

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Celebrating Environmental Day – a day full of activities

Our theme was Step Up Your Health for a Greener Earth.  Students, parents, friends and the community as well as students from neighbouring schools  were invited for a Fun day of activities relating to Healthy lifestyles and well being.  Promoting eating locally to reduce carbon footprint. Healthy Lifestyles awareness session organised by a group of medical students to encourage our students to eat a balanced diet and get moving! Everyone joining in the Zumba session Eating fresh, eating local healthy food.  

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Healthy Eating Day

Our secondary school decided to hold a healthy eating day in which girls were provided with all sorts of healthy food.  They were given information about healthy diets and ways of life.  They were shown the difference eating healthy or unhealthy food made to their looks, figure and overall well being. As the young ladies in our senior schools get older they tend to start thinking more about their figure, however, they seem to find it difficult to do away with sweets and junk foods.  Our school decided to give these girls an exemplary day of eating where lots of different healthy foods were available for the girls to choose from.  The foods were also presented in different ways so as to show the students that they may like it if presented differently.  We can safely say it was a great success as the girls tried out the different foods, many of them new to them.  A good change from junk foods and sweets! Get those taste buds working! Girls helped to prepare the food and serve it out too. Mmmmm! What’s this? Do I prefer this to junk food? Must think of the future!!  

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Cereal Day – Health and well-being

Cereal day is a Healthy activity organised once per term to all students. Throughout the scholastic year, class teachers emphasise the need of having breakfast cereal as a major source of nutrition for children as many of them get most of their vitamins and other nutrients from fortified breakfast cereals and fruit drinks. Thus, our school organize a ‘Healthy Cereal Day’ for our students once in every term where during lunch time a packet of cereal and a glass of milk is given to each student. Besides having healthy food, children enjoy this activity as all of them will have the same food for their lunch. Eating cereal at school…

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Together We Grow: The Smart Healthy Way

As a continuation of the Health Living project officially launched in the previous scholastic year, the school organised two weeks activity for whole school community. Major targeted areas:                                Germ Attack!                                The Colourful Fruit and Vegetable Way!                                Let’s Move and Groove! This year our school organised two Healthy Living Weeks entitled: Together We Grow: The Smart Healthy Way! Germ Attack!:  The subject of the AH1N1 virus, the frequent need to wash hands and the various ways how to stop the spread of germs. The Colourful Fruit and Vegetable Way!: Organised to emphasise the need of the daily consumption of different coloured fruit and vegetables. Let’s Move and Groove!: Focused on the need of physical exercise.  Various sport entities collaborated to organise games for all members of the school community. Bike days were also organised. The Fit Kids Dance Students dancing to the Fit Kids Song The foyer was full with children’s work and information stands.  A school-based competition was organised, wherein students had to design posters on the themes chosen for this open day. Parents took an active part in the event, being invited for the special assembly, attended a talk on checking the spread of germs and later joined their children in hands-on activities organised by class teachers. These activities included: poster and chart making, treasure hunt in the school front garden, cookery sessions, interactive whiteboard games and sports activities.  Talks were also organised with the help of personnel from the Home Economics Seminar Centre and Health and Safety Teachers from the Health and Safety Unit, Education Directorates. Yummy Fruit Making a delicious fruit salad Ready to ride Getting ready to get active on Bike Days

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Animal Awareness and Climate Change

As one of the focuses for this year was animal awareness the committee decided to link this with loss of habitat due to climate change and set out on a campaign of awareness- a range of activities that involved the whole school throughout the year. The EkoSkola committee launched a campaign of awareness first by assigning an animal to each class. The pupils then together with their teachers researched that animal and presented and shared their information through the EkoSkola noticeboard (pic.6) and by means of presentations during assembly. Animals are not rubbish competition   Students researched animals of endangered species especially those effected by loss of habitat due to climate change – gathered information and shared it by means of charts and project work in science lessons.   Students worked in groups and built models of the endangered animals from recycled material in art and craft lessons. The models were put up for an exhibition for parents to see during parents day and the models were exhibited at St.James Cavalier . Animals are not rubbish competition:Students worked in groups and built models of the endangered animals from recycled material. The EkoSkola notice board: Informing and involving through EkoSkola notice board. Flick the Switch Week and Flick the Switch Poster Competition- Winners of the Poster Competition As part of Flick the Switch Week – we switched off the light for a week for an hour everyday – readings were taken priorand post to this activity and data was collected and presented in graphs. (whole school)   Flick the Switch Poster – students produced posters with messages of how to make better use of resources and reduce consumption of energy. (entries from Senior 1, 2 and grade 3) Our school was one of the winners for Flick the Switch HSBC Climate Change Talks/HSBC Eco Code Poster Competition (Pic.3) Hosted talks for students from Grade 3 to Senior 2 organised by HSBC representatives and took part in a quiz at the end of the session focusing on climate change and global warming. We also participated in Eco Code Poster competition and were winners in our category HSBC Eco Code Poster Competition and exhibition for parents. Eco Code winning poster. Involving and informing parents on two parental mornings. Celebrating Eco Day The EkoSkola committee together with the staff organised an eco morning were a programme of activities were celebrated with parents and distinguished guests. Activities included an exhibition, songs, a play called Drops of Life, presentation of Siġra ta’ l-Għargħar followed by tree planting. Presentation of ‘Siġra tal-Għargħar’ and tree planting on Environment Day

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