GC Middle School Water Festival – finding new ways of saving water
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Through the Water Explorer programme, the eco-schools committee members at Gozo College Middle School have taken the water issue very seriously during this scholastic year.
The school said that with four focus themes suggested by the Water Explorer Programme, the students started working on one challenge after the other.
The highlight of all this was a full day celebration by means of a Water Festival held at school on Wednesday.
On the day all students, teachers and school staff were given a free stainless steel travel cup to use instead of disposable cups, both for cold and hot drinks, therefore saving “Secret Water” – water used in the production of disposable cups, as well as helping to reduce litter.
The travel cups were funded by The Water Explorer Programme, The Water Programme by a local bank and the Litter Less Campaign.
Moreover, the school said that, Water Explorers have teamed up with all year 7 students and through an entrepreneurship project worked on – Green Business – which wasfunded by the Ministry for Gozo through the directorate of Eco Gozo, with the main aim being that of saving “Secret Water.”
Recycled materials such as glass jars, milk cartons, tin lids, glass bottles and wood pellets were transformed into innovative useful products. All these products were on sale on the day together with posters explaining how “Secret Water has been saved.”
Present for the Water Festival event were the Minister for Gozo Dr Justyne Caruana and Gozo College Principal Dr Denise Mifsud.