Our school's project is SUSTAINABILITY IN PRACTICE – The Creation of a Reading Garden Using Waste Items. Broken wooden pellets and used tyres which were headed for waste were repaired, recycled and reused. The pellets were stripped and cleaned from nails and old paint, hammered together and transformed into tables. They were then painted in brightly looking colours. Tyres were cleaned, holes were drilled to attach the wires to create the seats and later they were painted in co ordination with the tables. Furthermore, additional tyres were recycled and reused as flower pots to further embelish the reading garden.
This project was an immediate success – when it was inaugurated by the Minister of Education Evarist Bartolo and the MEP Miriam Dalli this environmental initiative was reported all over the media -the newspapers, facebook and even on the daily evening news.
Our school with a population of 700 students will be making use of this garden for various lessons. We will be holding lessons in this garden on the 21 November 2016 to celebrate the European Week for Waste Reduction as well as encourage one and all not to waste waste.
Also, other schools, from our college as well as from across the island will be invited to visit and make use of this facility, in turn being motivated to rethink, repair, reuse and recycle any materials, thereby limiting waste products.