In order to mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have found ourselves wearing face masks all the time, even if we are, say, alone in the country side. Some people opt to buy disposable face masks, which in turn, can cause problems of their own. On an average day, one may go through 1-3 face masks, thus causing quite a lot of litter! And the worst thing is that some of these masks are ending up improperly discarded and littering our towns and countryside.
To raise awareness about the issue, Dingli Secondary School have issued a Facebook Challenge, in a bid to promote the use of re-usable cloth masks. Just take a picture of yourself wearing a cloth mask, and upload it on Dingli Secondary School’s Facebook Page. (If you’re shy or don’t want to appear on Facebook, just take a pic of your mask). Finally, don’t forget to share the competition post on your Facebook Profile too! (If you’re too young to have a Facebook profile, you can ask your parents or siblings to post the picture and share the post on their own profile).
This competition is open to all College students and staff, Primary, Middle and Secondary Schools.
By participating in this Challenge, you can also win a 10 Euro Voucher from A to Z electronics!
Visit the My Mask – I Care Challenge on Facebook by clicking on this link: https://www.facebook.com/DingliSecondary/photos/a.150425676364438/473410040732665
The competion is part of Trash Hack (joint venture Ekoskola/Unesco) and Young reporters for the Environment.
In January of 2020, a group of educators from St. Nicholas College participated in a workshop at European Schoolnet, Brussels, in connection with our Erasmus Project Leadership for Change (L2C). In the video below, you can see our educators’ work and contributions. For more information about our project, please visit our project site on: http://l2c.eun.org/.
- Camilleri, Suzanne: St Nicholas College Rabat Middle School, Malta
- Cohen, Ana: Agrupamento de Escolas de Alcanena, Portugal
- Labbe, Tim: RHIZO Lyceum OLV Vlaanderen, Belgium
- Ruggiero, Laura: I.C. Figline Valdarno, Italy
- Valle Santos, Elena: IES Los Sauces, Spain
St. Nicholas College is currently engaged in the Erasmus + project, Leadership for Change (L2C). This project aims to help schools move away from the traditional vertical leadership model, which proclaims the primacy of the head of school, and to move towards shared leadership, fostering a new culture in schools in which teachers, students and potentially parents willingly take responsibility for leadership in the school community. More information about L2C can be found on the official project website: http://l2c.eun.org/home.
The first Leadership for Change Policy Meeting was held at Xara Palace, Rabat, Malta, on the 5th of December 2019. The aim of the meeting was to promote our project with all the schools within our college, as well as subject Educational Officers who would be be able to disseminate the information amongst all schools in Malta and Gozo.