Nadur Primary School receives a second Green Flag Award
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Gozo College Nadur Primary School was recently awarded the Green Flag Award by H.E. The President of Malta Dr George Abela. This is the second time that the school has received the accolade, the first occasion was in 2010.
The Green Flag award is an international recognition awarded to eco-schools who promoted an environmental and sustainable developmental education in their schools. During the recent annual EkoSkola Seminar, the Green Flag was presented to all school children by the Minister for Gozo, Giovanna Debono, in the presence of Profs. Paul Pace, the National EkoSkola Coordinator, Mr Vincent Attard, the President of Nature Trust Malta, Ms Anita Sciberras, Gozo College Principal, Mr Michael Refalo, head of Nadur primary school, Mr Frank Tabone, Assistant head of school and Ms Marvic Refalo, Gozo College EkoSkola Coordinator.
The Eco Schools programme was launched in Malta in 2002 by Nature Trust (Malta) as the Malta representative of FEE. From the six schools in 2002, the programme is now being run in over hundred 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 meets regularly at school to promote environmental and healthy habits for all the school community.
During the last scholastic year, Gozo College Nadur Primary EcoCommittee also participated successfully in the HSBC Climate Change EcoSchool-Community Link project. Education for environmental sustainability is part and parcel of both the School Development Plan 2011-2013 and the EkoSkola Action Plan itself within the framework of EcoGozo 2020 vision.
Photos show the second Green Flag award as well as children joining in the school olive picking and plant repotting campaign aimed at promoting local fresh, organic produce and making the school ‘Green.’