Attention Gozo Schools – Europe Direct Awards for LEAF projects

The Europe Direct-Gozo LEAF AWARD Scheme

Europe Direct-Gozo in collaboration with LEAF (Learning AEurope Direct Gozobout Forests) is proud to announce a LEAF Award scheme which is open exclusively to Gozitan schools enrolled in the EkoSkola/LEAF programme.

Interested schools are expected to choose one of the following aspects and develop a LEAF project within their school community to raise further awareness BOV logoabout the importance of forests in the world.

The four key aspects are:

Protecting our native woodlands, maquis, garigue and afforested areas.

Instilling respect and love for trees wherever they occur.

Making responsible choices to reduce negative impacts on world forests.

Growing and planting more trees.

The respective schools have to adopt the EkoSkola 7-step methodology throughout. Basically you need to follow these steps:

Appoint a forest team.

Choose a key aspect (from the list above). Research and investigate.

Devise an action plan.

Include field trips to forests, in a park or similar areas and incorporate LEAF issues into your lessons.

Check and report progress.

Inform and involve the whole school community.

Create a forest code.

The projects will be reviewed by a panel of experts and the best projects will receive awards. Europe Direct-Gozo office will award the 1st placed with a small greenhouse that can be used to further propagate indigenous plant species (sponsored by Bank of Valletta p.l.c.). The 2nd and 3rd place will be provided with a number of garden utensils and basic irrigation systems that can be used for landscaping purposes. All projects submitted will be eligible for the International LEAF Award irrespective of their placing in this scheme.

Interested schools have to fill in the application form below and send to Ms Marvic Refalo on [email protected] and a copy to Mr Johann Gatt on [email protected] and to Ms Marlene Muscat on [email protected]. Forms are to reach us by not later than Friday 22nd January 2016.

Finalised LEAF projects have to be handed in by not later than Monday 16th May 2016.

Application formco funded by the EU