Water Explorer programme launched – Gozo schools achieve top results
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The Water Explorer programme has been launched once again by Nature Trust – FEE Malta, through the Eco-Schools (EkoSkola) programme.
The launch follows on from the great success obtained by Maltese schools on a global standard in the last scholastic year.
The National Water Explorer School of the Month for November was named at the launch as St Francis Primary School in Victoria for the actions it took on water saving appliances and devices including a puppet show and presentation on the media.
The Misty Team from Gozo College Middle School was chosen as the school to represent Malta in the international Water Explorer programme after winning the National event in July. The team worked over the year on new ways of saving water.
And last month the team went on to win the Water Explorer International Community Impact Award for actively engaging the local community in water conservation measures by reaching out to a large number of people encouraging them not to waste water. They stressed the importance to appreciate such an important resource and never to take it for granted.
The Misty team won after having competed with 3,500 teams from 12 countries. The ceremony was held at Canary Wharf in London last month.
Water Explorer is a fun, action-oriented, international online programme that inspires thousands of students to become Water Explorers and lead action in their school communities on water issues.
Students from six schools were present for the launch and information session held at the Ghajn – Water Conservation Awareness Centre in Rabat, Malta, where they participated in hands-on interactive workshop sessions.
Attendees were also addressed by Minister for Energy and Water Management Joe Mizzi; Mr Vincent Attard – CEO, Nature Trust FEE Malta and Ms Caroline Buhagiar Klass, Head of Human Resources at HSBC Malta.
The programme is locally financed by the HSBC Water Programme, the HSBC Malta Foundation and Catch the Drop Campaign in collaboration with the Energy and Water Agency which is funding school projects related to rain water harvesting and water reuse.
Photo: Water Explorer Malta