3 May 2010

Used Batteries Campaign In Our School

by: Christy Caruana - Form 2 Sempreviva

Students during the Battery Collection Activity

On Wednesday 24th March 2010, we members of the EkoSKola committee within the Gozo College Girls Secondary school and members of the EkoSkola committee within the Gozo College Boys Secondary school organised an activity with the aim of collecting used batteries from households and establishments in Victoria. 

This activity was part of a series of activities held in our school as part of the Batterina Buster Campaign organised by Wasteserv Malta.   Under the supervision of our EkoSkola co-ordinators we left our respective schools and visited various areas in Victoria.  Throughout this activity we carried some banners in order to raise more awareness on the harm that batteries do to the environment. 

This activity was very interesting for me and my friends since we enjoyed meeting new people at their homes and in different shops and offices and talking with them while collecting used batteries.  The general public co-operated with us and we are very satisfied with the result since a considerable amount of batteries was collected in a short period of time. 

This activity ended at St George’s square where we students had the opportunity to meet Victoria mayor Mr Samuel Tabone and Ms Silvana Sultana from Eco Gozo.  The latter presented all participating students and co-ordinators with a very interesting and colourful booklet with the name of “Gozo: The magic of Calypso’s isle”. 

For me this experience made me proud that I am part of the Eko Skola committee of my school and I am looking forward to take part in other activities that the said committee will organise in the future.


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