Friday 26th February was the kick-off date for the school’s participation in Nature Trust’s Wetlands Project. It was a very busy break time and a meeting with a difference for the Eko Skola student groups from Form 1 and Form 2. The students organized themselves in 2 separate groups and filled the pots with a mix of 50% compost / 50% perlite. They carefully planted the tiny seeds of Sea Rushes (Simar tal-Baħar / Juncus Maritimus) into the compost mix and marked each pot with their name so each student can keep a record of her own plant as the weeks go by. Once grown these seedlings will be collected for planting at Nature Trust-FEE’s Il-Magħluq Natura 2000 reserve in Marsaskala.
We look forward to seeing the results of our planting session and hope that most of the seeds will germinate into plants. We look forward to collaborating further with Nature Trust on this project and would like to thank once again Mr. James Gabarretta, who supplied the resources to our school and the instructions about the planting of the seeds and care of the seedlings during a live meeting last week.