On Thursday 30th April, a number of students were chosen to visit Comino as part of Dinja Waħda project. The students had the opportunity to explore Comino, appreciate nature and observe the process of Bird Ringing. First, we stopped at St. Mary’s bay. From there, we walked along Comino where we came across different plants, flowers, trees such as the banana tree, and also different birds. We had a picnic, then we continued our walk and stopped at the Bird Ringing Centre. The students observed the process of how a number of people record the type of birds that pass over Comino and the time of year they pass by. They weigh the birds and put a ring to them. The students also came across the Maltese Wall Lizard which was found next to this Centre. Afterwards, we walked back to the bay and boarded the boat. On our way to Ċirkewwa, we had the opportunity to pass by Blue Lagoon and also pass by several caves, cliffs and also St. Mary’s tower.
On Wednesday 29th April, a number of students from Ekoskola team were invited to attend St. Vincent de Paul’s Botanic Garden Opening Ceremony. This was a result of the Centre’s initiative to plant herb plants and trees in one of the areas found in the residence as part of LEAF Project and in collaboration with the Job Exposure Scheme (JES) Team. A number of students from other schools were also present together with a number of residents. A student from our centre had the opportunity to deliver a speech in which she talked about her fruitful experience at St. Vincent de Paul. The students were presented with a medal by Hon. Dr Justyne Caruana as a recognition of their participation in this initiative. They also had the opportunity to meet Ira Losco, the Ambassador of Sustainable Development.