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