Gozo College Nadur Primary School achieves a Green Flag
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Gozo College Nadur Primary School has been awarded the Green Flag Award for the second time in a row. The Green Flag award is an international recognition awarded to eco-schools who promoted an environmental and sustainable developmental education in their schools.
The Eco-Schools programme was launched in Malta in 2002 by Nature Trust (Malta) as the Malta representative of FEE. The programme is now being run in the majority of the schools in Malta and Gozo, making it one of the biggest and most successful environmental programmes in the Maltese Islands.The EkoSkola is about empowering students in the running of this programme thus ensuring that our Islands will have more responsible citizens in the future. The aim of Eco-Schools is to raise students’ awareness of sustainable development issues thought classroom study and community action.
The Gozo College Nadur Primary EkoSkola Committee formed by the majority of children and also includes members of the staff and the local community strived day in day out in promoting environmental and healthy habits for all the school community.
For the past two years, Gozo College Nadur Primary’s incessant green initiatives was rewarded by a number of awards including funds from HSBC Climate Change Initiative in which a School-Community Project under the title Show you care be aware was successfully launched by the EcoSchool Committee.
Besides, Environmental education is further consolidated in both the School Development Plan and the EkoSkola Action Plan itself within the EcoGozo noble initiatives. The Committee will now meet and discuss the celebration of the special day in the coming days with all the school community.
Photos show the Committee members elected by children themselves, children having healthy lunches, committee members informing and educating the public on the local radio channel, the committee’s logo and eco walks in Red Bay.