Educating the community against irresponsibly discarding the single greatest source of ocean trash:


WHAT will be done


This year, all students at Vittoriosa Primary School, will be taking aim at systematically seeking to educate the community to properly dispose off and eliminate cigarette butts, the single most collected and ubiquitous item on the world’s beaches. Our committed students at Vittoriosa Primary School will be taking on the role of activists to educate the community against discarding cigarette butts irresponsibly for they negatively impact and contaminate the world’s oceans. Students will organise a clean up by the sea and collect a sample study by calculating the amount of cigarette butts collected in an evaluated and determined area. Students will then organise a meeting with the local council to discuss and put forth their plans to organise a protest walk against the most littered item in the world and persuade the local council to set up cigarette bins in all parts of the city, a suggestion which must be initiated urgently in Vittoriosa. Portable ashtrays will also be discussed. Slogans and banners will also be carried by students who will be expected to prepare them in class with teachers and LSEs during lesson time. A video will also be taken during the protest walk and members of EkoSkola will also be discussing with residents what happens when cigarette butts are dumped directly on to beaches. In this case, cigarette butts are washed into the oceans and disintegrated into microplastics easily consumed by marine life.


WHERE it will take place




St Edward Street
BRG 9031

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WHO will run the show


St Margaret College Vittoriosa Primary School
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How can you get in contact:
You may wish to contact EkoSkola link teacher Mr Melvin Tonna by email on or head of school Ms Lorna Schembri on


will it happen?

Dates of the proposed action:

18/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 22/11/2019


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