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Young Reporters for the Environment

 

Young Reports for the Environment ( YRE) is a programme designed specifically for secondary and post- secondary students. The main aim is to carry out investigations on local environment issues and propose solutions through investigate reporting and photojournalism. The goal of YRE is to engage youth in resolving environmental problems and issues.

The Young Reporters for the Environment concept originated with FEEE France in 1991, during an international youth mission to Kiruna ( Sweden) to understand the ozone layer depletion and explain the problem to a larger public audience. In that frame, the ozone layer problem revealed how far environmental issues can be complex, and how essential it is to explain how basic local behaviour can be responsible for global complex problems. To propose a programme responding to this issue, journalistic investigation was quickly identified as a powerful tool to work in the frame of a motivating school project. In 1995, Young Reporters for the Environment became a programme of FEE and since then has grown to reach countries outside of Europe.

San Anton School has participated a number of times in this initiative with superb results, most notably in 2011 when an investigative article on rubble walls not only won 1st prize locally but also claimed the Super International Award.

This year as part of Eko-Skola, the School is submitting an article by Grade 11(Form 4) student Emma Degabriele guided by Ms. Maria Gauci, on the importance of water for the Maltese Islands.

Click on the link below to read the article.

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