Workshops and Field Trips
As part of the Action Planet initiative we promote the various organisations and NGOs that offer workshops connected to sustainability. Some of these workshops are offered in school, others on location. Please contact the organisers directly if you would like to arrange a workshop. The details of which are outlined below.
Vincent’s Eco Farm Activities
In today’s world, more emphasis is being given to the importance of educating students in ways that lead to a more sustainable future. Students need to be exposed to alternative, sustainable and holistic
methods of working towards such a future.
Vincent’s Eco Farm is dedicated to sustainability, soil rehabilitation and water conservation. Our farm is situated in Mgarr and we are fully certified organic. We take pride in promoting this holistic lifestyle,
and we are highly dedicated in teaching children how to live a ‘holistic’ life through creative activities.
We have been welcoming school visits on our farm for the past three years and we have seen with our own eyes the true experience these children feel when they are part of these outings.
We have various workshops which you can see below.
Please feel free to combine any three workshops which you think are suitable for your students:
Working with natural Clay
Music with recycled items
Yoga & Stretching
Each school visit will take 2 to 3 hours. Children will also have a 30minute lunch break where they would be able to eat and wander around the premises.
The cost for each school visit would be €5.00 per person for any of the 3 workshops above.
Should you wish to visit the premises before, just let Claire know and she will be more than happy to do so. She will also be able to discuss further which package would suit your students best.
Koperattiva Kummerċ Ġust, an organization that promotes and raises awareness on Fair Trade, is offering a limited number of educational sessions on Fair Trade and ethical consumption. The case study of tropical fruit will be given as an example. KKĠ will adapt the content of the session depending on age, duration, knowledge of students and if applicable the subject that Fair Trade will be tackled from. Educators can get in contact with us through firstname.lastname@example.org where we can discuss further.
An interactive website that can be used by educators in English or Maltese on the banana supply chain, can be accessed here: http://www.storyofbanana.com/mt
More information on the organization and its activities can be found on the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KoperattivaKummercGust/
Koperattiva Kummerċ Ġust also manages the shop l-Arka in st.paul’s street Valletta. Educational Shop visits can be booked by sending an email to email@example.com
The Veg Box and Yogi Beans are running a Yoga and Gardening workshop/ field trip for 3-6 year olds between. Please contact Yazmine directly to book a date: firstname.lastname@example.org or 79286780
Each session is 2.5hrs
Cost: 6 euro per child per session
Age: 3 – 6 year olds
Workshop Hosts: Yazmine Mellish & Emanuela de Giorgio
Workshop Description: The intention behind an “Enjoyable Education” program is to create short, simple, entertaining and educative programs focused on sustainability, food and health. Using the open green spaces at the wonderful urban gardens at Villa Bologna in Attard, the younger generation students can come together to connect to nature and themselves. Through the wisdom of yoga and practicality of gardening, children can have fun, unwind and be free to explore the wonderful world of their imagination in nature!
Please visit our websites, Facebook page and Instagram Feeds to get a better understanding of our motivation and interest in hosting these workshops for kids.
Yazmine Mellish: Yogi Beans https://www.facebook.com/YogiBeansMalta
Emanuela de Giorgio: The Veg Box ~ https://www.facebook.com/thevegboxmalta
Do not hesitate to contact us for any further information and suggestions to continually improve and adjust our services to be of benefit to all. Thank you and looking forward to welcoming you at our workshops.
Course Outcomes: -Childrens’ Yoga based on using natural elements and the environment as the theme of the class -Hands on exercises where children can get their hands in the soil and experience growing food, planting seeds, seed saving, composting and many more. -Mindfulness exercises where children feel part of the environment and experience a natural care and connectedness for all the creatures and ecosystems we share this planet with.
BirdLife Malta strives to connect children, youths and adults with nature to generate understanding and respect for nature, and change people’s behaviour towards sustainable lifestyles.
Their mission of Dinja Waħda is to connect children with nature and trigger behavioural changes that will lead to future adults who will treat our planet better than we do today. Their classroom learning programme works within the national curriculum and brings classroom learning into nature.
To learn more about their education programme, workshops and field trips please visit: http://birdlifemalta.org/education/
A new Educational Experience on rainwater harvesting is being developed for GHAJN – the National Water Conservation Awareness Centre. It will be ready for November. Please contact the centre directly if you would like to book a field trip or workshop. https://www.facebook.com/ghajn/
The Heritage Parks Federation (Din l-Art Ħelwa, Gaia Foundation, Nature Trust (Malta)) is inviting schools to bring their students for a guided nature walk at Il-Majjistral Nature and History Park l/o Mellieha – an area which extends along the coast from Golden Bay to Anchor Bay and inland towards Manikata. The area was protected in 2007 and guided walks are held regularly to encourage the public to experience nature on foot. http://mt.majjistral.org/education
Xrobb l-Għaġin Nature Park and Sustainable Development Centre consists of over 155,000 square metres on a jutting peninsula with scenic views in the south east of Malta within the locality of Marsaxlokk.
The purpose of the project is education, demonstration and research in sustainable environment solutions with the overall objective of increasing the use of renewable energy, wastewater management and safeguarding biodiversity. To find about site experience visits, field work and thematic events https://www.xrobblghagin.org.mt/educational-visits-services/
Din l-Art Ħelwa, the Nature Trust of Malta can organise field trips to visit their properties. On site wardens can explain about the age and purpose of the property and can offer a guided tour. These sites have been selected because they’ve undergone extensive restoration. The tours can take place between 10 – 12 pm. (the number in the bracket shows how many students can visit at one time.)When booking a trip, please contact Din l-Art Ħelwa directly on 21225952, or 21220358 Email: email@example.com
1. Wignacourt Tower aka St Paul’s Tower, St Paul’s Bay (20 students)
2. The Red Tower aka St Agatha’s Tower, Mellieħa (20)
3. Torri Mamo, Marsascala (30)
4. Wied iż-Żurrieq Tower (10)
5. Bir Miftuħ Chapel, Gudja (30)
6. St Roque Chapel, Żebbbuġ (10)
7. The Msida Bastion Garden of Rest, Floriana (30)
8. Our Lady of Victory Church, Valletta (30)
9. Dwejra Tower, Gozo (20)
10. Delimara Lighthouse (20)
Unfortunately we cannot guarantee access to the lighthouse as it’s occupied by visitors throughout the year. Visits would therefore be subject to availability.