Consortium of EkoSkola Schools on an ERASMUS+ Project to Fight Marine LitterMay 15, 2022
A group of nine Eco-Schools: Gozo College Rabat Primary, Gozo College Qala Primary, Gozo College San Lawrenz Primary, Gozo College Sannat Primary, Gozo College Secondary School, Gozo College Xewkija Primary, Laura Vicuna School Għasri, St Francis School Victoria and St Theresa School Kercem joined forces and formed a consortium to set up a project to raise awareness about Marine Litter and the damage done by litter and debris in the sea.
The consortium was set up in 2020 and from there all schools started collaborating and basing their action plan on plastic waste and the marine environment. Though COVID19 had it’s toll on the project which had to be extended, it did not lower spirits. During the 1st week of May, thanks to ERASMUS+ funds, 19 educators went for a week long intensive training on Education about Marine Litter and the EU Directive on Single Use Plastics organised by MEdIES in Athens, Greece. More details can be found here. This training is highly recommended. Trainers are very experienced and adapt the content to the age groups and special requirements of the students under the care of the educators attending.
Follow the respective schools Facebook pages and the EkoSkola Malta Facebook page to know what will follow. Lots of events and activities thought up and planned during the training and in the ensuing meetings will follow soon and in the first semester of next school year! Any school wishing to join in the venture is welcome to contact the EkoSkola team or one of the participating schools. Educational resources are also available to be shared.