Dinja Waħda taps into young people’s innate fascination with nature and seeks to develop it into a sense of responsibility towards the natural world. Through engaging environmental education activities, children are made aware of human impact on the environment and works to develop values that lead to sustainable behaviour.
How does it work?
The Dinja Waħda primary programme is based on an Action Guide given to all teachers and coordinators in Malta and Gozo. The guide contains interactive activities, tailor-made for the Maltese context and is accompanied by a wealth of online resources and posters.
Through the activities, children learn about nature, habitats, the environment, and our relationship with it. Most activities are school-based but some involve visits to places of natural interest. Each activity carries points and at the end of each year, participating schools win either a gold, silver, bronze or merit award according to successful completion. The Blue Banner is awarded to schools that win the gold award three years in succession.
Want to know more?
Simply get in touch with our education team on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the Dinja Waħda programme in more detail.
- Syllabus Links
- Dinja Waħda Coordinators
- Feedback Form
- Awards from Scholastic Year 2015-2016
- Book A Visit To Our Nature Reserves
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.
Dinja Waħda Coordinators
A Dinja Waħda school coordinator plays an exciting role in connecting school children with the natural world. They are instrumental in ensuring the success of our schools programme by providing students with an opportunity to better understand and appreciate wildlife and wild places.
Dinja Waħda coordinators are invited by BirdLife Malta to attend a number of events throughout the year in order to promote their understanding of the Action Guide and broaden their knowledge of environmental education and outdoor learning. These gatherings provide extra support in addition to that offered by our field teacher Ms Maryrit Zammit.
Each coordinator ensures the Action Guide is understood by the other teachers in their school so that they are able to confidently deliver a variety of sessions. With our support, a coordintor will be available to answer any questions that teachers may have about the programme and its delivery. Additionally, they will make sure that different activities are carried out throughout the year to engage as many students as possible/
At the end of the scholastic year or at the end of each term, the Dinja Waħda school coordinator records all completed Dinja Waħda Activities on the Feedback Form, collects the photos for verification and sends them to us to help us prepare for the end of year award ceremony.
Birdlife Malta is incredibly grateful to have such a committed group of coordinators already supporting the Dinja Waħda programme. For any questions or queries about the role of a coordinator or information on how to get more involved please email: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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
|Marsa Primary School||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|
|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 Francis Sliema||Certificate|
|Qala Primary School||Certificate|
|San Lawrenz Primary School||Certificate|
|Sannat Primary School||Certificate|
|St Francis Victoria||Certificate|
|Victoria Primary School||Certificate|
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: