One of oldest and largest Maltese environmental NGOs, Nature Trust Malta, organised a 3-day event at the newly built Kirkop Middle School, giving students and teachers an opportunity to learn about the various programmes of the Foundation for Environmental Education global network. They had a chance to develop ideas for cross-curricular work and to obtain information about different sustainability projects and initiatives, including the We Eat Responsibly (WER) project.
Minister for Education and Employment Evarist Bartolo presented We Eat Responsibly support funding to 21 eco-schools. A total of 14 other schools have already benefitted from this project during its pilot year and the results have been widely acclaimed. The project was also presented and explained to the Minister for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change José Herrera during the third day of the FEE fest.
3-day Fee Fest organised by Nature Trust Malta. Hon. Minister Evarist Bartolo, Minister for Education and Employment presenting We Eat Responsibly support funding to 21 eco-schools.
The 64 teachers from 38 schools in attendance at the event had a unique opportunity to network. The We Eat Responsibly floor game was one of the highlights of this event, as it challenged participants’ thinking about the global connections of our food and our daily choices. It was played by many students, and teachers also joined in the discussion while the game was being played.
In addition, stories from the Menu for Change publication were presented to students during reading sessions by the Maltese national coordinator of the WER project, Cynthia Caruana.
We Eat Responsibly floor game and reading session.
Cynthia Caruana introducing the WER project to Minister for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change José Herrera.