Primary Education

Dinja Waħda is BirdLife Malta’s major educational initiative in its commitment to protect wildlife and its habitats. Dinja Waħda taps young people’s innate fascination with nature and seeks to develop it into a sense of responsibility towards the natural world. Through Dinja Waħda, children are made aware of people’s impact on the environment. The overall aim is to trigger in children behavioural changes that will lead to future adults who will treat our planet better than we do today.

 

Dinja Waħda is based on engaging and interactive activities, tailor-made by Maltese teachers for Maltese primary schools. Every primary school teacher on Malta and Gozo is given an Action Guide and educational posters. The activities deal exclusively with topics or nature, habitats, the environment and our relationship with it. Most are school-based but some involve visits to places of natural interest. For each activity carried out, the school is awarded points. At the end of the year schools win a Gold, Silver, Bronze or merit award.

Fact Sheets

In addition to the Dinja Waħda activities, we have resources about other  wildlife native to the Maltese islands.

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Activities

Dinja Wahda Rangers

green-talk

Going batty

Nature days

Syllabus Links

Dinja Waħda activities are carefully planned and reviewed to fit with the current schools syllabus, here are some suggestions but there are many other links.

Syllabus Links

English Curriculum Links

Early Years Learning Objectives

Malti Syllabus Integration

Science Syllabus Integration

Feedback Form

Please click the link to download the Dinja Waħda Feedback Form 2016-2017 and here for the Nature Days for Early Years feedback form 2016-2017

The filled in form is to be sent by email to dinjawahda@birdlifemalta.org. In the subject field please write: ‘FEEDBACK FORM: [name of school]’.

As well as the feedback form we need to see photos of the activity being carried out. We would like to encourage schools to upload pictures of Dinja Waħda Activities onto their school websites. You can then send us the link and we’ll allocate the points without the need for sending them in an additional email. This idea will help us to see your work and also give the school more promotion of the great work being done and teachers’ better recognition for their efforts. We will also accept photos by email, online transfer or CD.

NOTES:
1) You can use the new Feedback from to compile all of your school’s activities and send it to us at the end of each term.
2) You need to send/upload photos of each Activity and the different steps of the activity in order to get the full points.
3) Photos are enough; no need to send the actual children’s work. It would be better if the children kept it as a reminder of what they learned.
4) Please note that Foster a Forest or Join the Club money should be sent by cheque not cash.
5) Once we have received your feedback form and photos you should receive a confirmation email, if you don’t hear from us please do get in touch to check that the files haven’t gone missing.

DEADLINE for submission of feedback forms: end of JUNE 2017

Awards from Scholastic Year 2015-2016

 

Schools Award
Marsa Primary School Gold
Zebbug Primary Gold
Siggiewi Primary Gold
Luqa Primary Gold
Mqabba Primary School Gold
M’Xlokk Primary School Gold
Ghaxaq Primary School Gold
Qormi (SG) Primary Gold
St Francis Cospicua Gold
St Benild School Gold
Dun Manwel Attard Education Centre Gold
Zurrieq Primary School Gold
St Francis B’Kara Gold
Zejtun Primary School A Gold
St Paul’s Bay Primary School Gold
St Joseph Blata I-Bajda Gold
Zabbar Primary School A Gold
Mosta Primary School B Gold
Stella Maris College, Gzira Gold
Kirkop Primary School Gold
Dingli Primary School Gold
Cospicua Primary School Gold
Qormi (SS) Primary Gold
Xewkija Primary School Gold
Our Lady Immaculate, Hamrun Gold
Mgarr Primary School Gold
Msida Primary School Gold
Theresa Nuzzo Marsa Gold
St Monica Mosta Gold
Zabbar Primary School B Gold
Hamrun Primary School SS Gold
Lija Primary School Gold
Mosta Primary School A Gold
Tarxien Primary School Gold
San Anton School Gold
St Joseph Sliema Gold
Floriana Primary School Gold
St Venera Primary School Gold
Gudja Primary School Gold
Kalkara Primary School Gold
B’Kara Primary School Gold
Kercem Primary School Gold
Gzira Primary School Gold
Gzira Primary School Gold
St Theresa School Gozo Gold
Paola Primary School A Gold
Rabat Primary School Gold
Pieta Primary School Gold
Mellieha Primary School Gold
St Paul’s Missionary College Gold
St Francis Msida Gold
Attard Primary School Gold
B’Bugia Primary School Gold
Xghajra Primary School Gold
M’Scala Primary School Gold
St Joseph Paola (Mater Boni Consiglii) Gold
St Francis Sta Lucia Silver
Paola Primary School B Silver
St Joan Antide Gudja Silver
Mariam Al Batool Islamic School Silver
Bahrija Primary School Silver
Laura Vicuna Silver
St Monica Birkirkara Bronze
Pembroke Primary School Bronze
St Dohorty’s Primary, Zebbug Certificate
Valletta Primary A Certificate
St Francis Luqa Certificate
St Francis Siggiewi Certificate
Bishop Conservatory Archbishop Certificate
Qrendi Primary School Certificate
St Dorothys, Sliema Certificate
Senglea Primary School Certificate
Fgura Primary School A Certificate
Archbishop Seminary, Rabat Certificate
Hamrun Primary School GP Certificate
Naxxar Primary School Certificate
Safi Primary School Certificate
St Aloysious College Juniors EX Certificate
St Catherines Schools Certificate
St Edwards Certificate
St Francis Sliema Certificate
Thi Lakin Certificate
Qala Primary School Certificate
San Lawrenz Primary School Certificate
Sannat Primary School Certificate
St Francis Victoria Certificate
Victoria Primary School Certificate

Coordinators

Newsletters

Click on the image above to view the latest Dinja Waħda newsletter.

The Dinja Waħda newsletter provides updates about events, activities and school participation. If you do not currently receive this newsletter to your email account and would like to please contact dinjawahda@birdlifemalta.org

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Book A Visit To Our Nature Reserves

A visit to the nature reserves is a great way for the students to learn first-hand about Maltese habitats and the creatures that live in them. We offer visits linked to the Science or Social Studies syllabus or a general educational nature experience. For details of the sites and what we offer please click on the image below. Gozo groups can also visit Lunzjata Valley.

 

For more information please call the BirdLife Malta office, extension 503 for Education – 21347645/6

If possible please call so we can confirm your booking straight away and book early to avoid disappointment.

 

Alternatively fill booking form by clicking here. Your booking is not confirmed until you receive a confirmation email from BirdLife Malta

The following details will be needed upon booking;

  • Name of school:
  • Site requested:
  • Preferred date:
  • Year group:
  • Number of pupils:
  • Contact name:
  • Contact number:
  • Contact email: