Update: Safeguarding our Resources: at Bishop’s Conservatory Primary school
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Update – Bishop’s Conservatory Primary has advised that unfortunately the event planned for Wednesday has had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
The Bishop’s Conservatory Primary school in Victoria, Gozo is hosting an event that will be held by Ms Alda Bugeja, as part of the activities for this week’s European Week for Waste Reduction.
Malta is participating in the EWWR. During this week, Waster Serve Malta said that it aims to help all citizens to shift from a throw-away attitude towards more appreciation for products and the resources used through the Theme 2017: Reuse and repair, Give it a new life!
“Safeguarding our Resources” is an event organised by Alda Bugeja as part of the activities for EWWR. Alda is the prime weaver on the island and it has been part of her life since her early childhood.
Ms Bugeja is inviting all those interested to attend this free event to find out what can be done with local sheep’s wool in order to create a difference in our environment.
This event will provide all those attending with an array of creative ideas that can easily be done at home, to not simply reduce waste, but also to reuse and create products that can be used by everyone.
“We cannot stop waste production entirely, but each of us can make a difference by reducing, reusing and recycling,” she said.
“Sheep’s wool is a resource that can easily be safeguarded; a resource that has been used since Stone Age and which can be easily reused and transformed into innovative products.
“This natural fabric is not only environmentally friendly but also has a number of benefits including: serving as a UV Protector, fire resistant, replaces insulation absorbs water vapour,” said Ms Bugeja.
If you are interested, you are welcome to join Alda Bugeja and students from the Bishops Conservatory Primary School for an open day tomorrow, Wednesday, the 22nd of November between 8.30am and 12.00pm.
The event will include an informative presentation, a live demonstration and also hands-on activities where those present can experience hand spinning, spinning on wool and weaving on a table loom.
In addition, visitors will also be able to visit the exhibition by Alda Bugeja; displaying a number of hand made products from llocal sheep’s wool.
Photos: Antonella is preparing the local sheep’s wool to be spun through the teasing process whilst Alda is spinning local sheep’s wool on the spinning wheel; and – a glimpse of some of the unique handwoven products made from local sheep’s wool that will be on display at the ‘Safeguarding Our Resources’ event.