St. Nicholas College Mgarr Primary School has been awarded the matemaTIKKA Bronze Award with their online activity, Around Malta Digital Scavenger Hunt.
The matemaTIKKA Award scheme held by the Science Centre (Pembroke) aims to promote innovative school/college projects and instantiates to strengthen effective engagement, learning and achievement in Mathematics. Three winning projects were announced during the tikka MATEMATIKA seminar and the project representatives were presented the Award plaques by Ms. Marica Delia – Head, Operational Management – Digital Business Services – COO Office at HSBC Head Quarters Qormi.
matemaTIKKA Awards are sponsored by HSBC Malta Foundation.
Students at Saint Nicholas College Secondary School Ħad-Dingli have been investigating the effect of Covid-19 on the environment. Lockdowns and teleworking may be having some positive impacts on our environment. On the other hand, the use of disposal PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) has increased, creating a waste problem. At St Nicholas College Secondary School we believe that each and every one of us is responsible for conserving the environment so each and every one of us needs to act and take an active role to protect it. No use pointing fingers at other institutions – we need to take responsibility for our actions. So we decided to take action and promote the use of safe reusable masks both at school and in our community. We decided to encourage students to trash disposable masks and use reusable masks that follow WHO safety criteria. This is how the campaign My Mask – I Care came about.
What does the campaign involve?
· Students researched the impact of Covid 19 on the environment and presented their findings during school assemblies.
· A facebook challenge was created encouraging students, parents and friends to post photos of their reusable masks. The challenge is available on the school facebook page and was shared on the facebook pages of the local councils of Ħad-Dingli and Ħ’Attard in order to spread the message among our community.
· A campaign video was created and submitted for UNESCO and FEE’s Trash Hack campaign.
· Safe reusable masks following WHO’s safety standards are being sewn and will be given to students. This was possible with the collaboration of the local councils of Ħ’Attard and Ħad-Dingli
Code.sprintMT is a competition about problem solving and programming for Computing students from the secondary, post-secondary and undergraduate schools/institutions. Students are given a series of tasks to solve within a time frame using the programming language stipulated by the syllabus. A judging panel will assess the participants’ solutions and a winner and two runners up, are announced. Also, students within the secondary category can achieve an MQF 3 certification. This year, it will be held between the 10th and 24th July 2021. In this 4th edition of code.sprintMT, all certificates issued to participants, finalists and top three will be issued in digital form via blockchain technology.
Although we are still going through a time of uncertainty, preparations for this year’s ‘L-Istrina BOV Piggy Bank’ campaign are already under way. Therefore, all children are invited to participate in the drawing competition we are launching in order to select the designs for the piggy banks, which this year will once again be made of recycled cardboard. The theme of the competition, which will pave the way for L-Istrina 2021, is ‘Seeking what unites us’
Children can participate, individually or in groups, by sending their original drawings on A4 white paper by 30th April 2021 to the following address: Kompetizzjoni L-Istrina BOV Piggy Bank, The Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation, Il-Palazz tal-President, il-Belt Valletta VLT 1115. While no writing should be done on the respective drawing paper, the participant’s name, postal address, school name, telephone number, and email address should be written on a separate sheet of paper.
Anyone who would like more information or have any questions can send an email to email@example.com or call on 22053317.