Slide show for achievement day 2009Document Transcript
EKO SKOLA INITIATIVES
St. Dorothy ’ s Senior Students were asked to think of a slogan which raises awareness about our environment. Andrea Cini and Thalia Massa of Form 2.3 came up with the winning Slogan which reads:
REDUCE, RECYCLE, REUSE,
THINK OF OUR PLANET BEFORE YOU REFUSE!
Andrea and Thalia also created the chosen logo which depicts two hands holding the roots of a plant which grows strong enough to hold our world.
The Material Bags
A printing company was approached to produce material bags which will have the School ’ s Logo together with the winning slogan and logo about the environment printed on them.
The green consumers at St. Dorothy ’ s Senior School i.e. the Students, the Staff and the Parents bought these material bags at slightly a higher price in order to raise funds for the Home Economics lab.
The Home Economics teachers would like to thank everyone for supporting this initiative.
THE PRINTED BAG One can order a material bag at the price of € 3.
THE COMPOST BIN
Another initiative taken up by the Home Economics department was to start off a project in making compost.
A talk to all Form 2 students was held in November 2008 where a representative from WasteServ explained how this project can be carried out.
Kimberly Camilleri (Form 2.1, Celine Caruana (Form 2.1)and Nevena Aleksic (Form 2.2) volunteered to become Green monitors and help out in the process.
Again the School ’ s green consumers were asked for their support to bring over to school brown and organic waste from home. A consistent sponsor was without doubt Ms. Therese Galea Curmi.
In the meantime the Maintenance Staff prepared a base of soil to place the Compost Bin.
THE PROCESS (cont…)
A layer of twigs and brown leaves were placed at the base of the Compost bin.
This was followed by layers of organic waste such as egg shells, potato peel and uncooked left over pieces of fruit and vegetables.
From time to time the stuff inside the bin was stirred to aerate it and a layer of soil and brown waste was added.
Occasionally a liquid accelerator was also added to accelerate the process of composting.
The Green Monitors Nevena, Celine and Kimberly
Adding Organic Waste
Stirring to incorporate air
Adding the accelerator
Recycling Plastic Bottles
Form 3 & 4 students were asked to get plastic bottles from home.
The bottles were cut in two parts with the upper part being smaller than the lower part.
The plastic bottles were filled with soil and succulents were planted in the lower part of the bottle.
The upper part of the bottle was put in place.
The plant will obtain moisture from the process of condensation.
Preparing the bottles
Filling them up with soil
Placing in the plants
More Hands at Work!
The finished product Replacing the top part of the plastic bottle.