Earth Day 2019 – Eating Responsibly

Environment Day Celebration 2019

On Thursday  9th May 2019 the staff, Sisters of St Joseph, students and distinguished guests celebrated Environment Day at Mater Boni Consilii St. Joseph Paola. This day showcases of all the hard-work done by everyone at school where each class has the opportunity to display all the work done during the scholastic year which is directly linked with the Environment and Sustainability.  The theme chosen for this year was   Food and Water Sustainability.  Several lessons focused on Fair Trade, Organic Farming, Palm Oil Issues and the use of local produce.

For this occasion Ambassador Emeritus Anthony De Bono, presided and inaugurated the official opening of the morning’s activities followed by Tree Planting.  Among other distinguished guests were special guests from the Eko-Skola, YRE, LEAF, SDG representatives and HSBC Bank as well as Nature Trust as well as Fr.  Gilbert from the Paola Parish.

The event consisted of a morning of activities which included speeches by the Eko Skola committee and Dr.  Kenneth Vella school headmaster – as well as speeches by our honoured guests, Ambassador Emeritus Anthony De Bono, and Ms. Audrey Gauci from YRE.  Mr. Mark Gilson an SDG representative also delivered a talk regarding the SDG’s for which our school has been working throughout this year.

The first part of the programme ended by the tree-planting of a hawthorn tree by Ambassador Emeritus Athony De Bono.  The special guests were then invited in the hall to inaugurate the exhibition whilst parents were invited to join in for the second part of the event.  The morning’s activities were also interspersed with musical interludes by the school choir under the direction of Ms. Mary Grace Grech.

For the second part of the programme the students were grouped together with their teachers and parents/guardians to participate in Robocoach workshops led by Ms. Abby Camilleri Pearson, in relation with Green Tourism as to engage in several activities in rotation-stations.  This workshop was followed by a Zumba session and A Drum Workshop by Mr. Peter Paul Galea of Tribali

Special thanks goes to the following entities for supporting this event: Golden Harvest, Convenience Shops, Camel Brands, Robocoach and Avantis.