Gozo and Malta delegation visit Prague for international forum
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EkoSkola Malta has said thirteen adults and five students, including from the Gozo College Middle School, recently travelled to Prague in the Czech Republic in order to represent Eco-Schools Malta in the ‘We Eat Responsibly’ International Forum.
Other students participating in the forum were from St Dorothy’s Senior School, St Augustine’s College, St Albert the Great College and San Gorg Preca College Hamrun Secondary School. The Educators attending represented a number of other schools from various areas and sections.
Menu for Change – was the title of the forum and brought together delegations from the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Croatia, Latvia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Malta.
The participants provided active input in various workshops, presentations and debates which also required each country to showcase the projects and ideas the Eco-Schools committees had come up with and successfully carried out throughout the project.
EkoSkola Malta explained that the delegation from gozo and Malta presented various projects including, carob syrup low in sugar and the carob powder as a cocoa replacement which was used to make cakes plus expert advice from MOAM about growing organic food.
The overall aim of this project was to encourage sustainable food consumption especially fresh, local, seasonal and organic whilst looking at the global perspective and create awareness about food wastage, growing your own food, use of palm oil, fair trade products, and the processing, packaging and transport of food.
EkoSkola Malta said that although the project has now finished, work on the themes indicated will be continued within schools and through the Eco-Schools programme.
Last year, project work carried out by the EkoSkola Committee, together with all year 8 students at Gozo College Middle School promoted the use of the carob fruit, a resource growing naturally in the local outdoor environment – the carob being an indigenous and protected tree.
Photo: EkoSkola Malta