Kikku concludes tour of Gozo schools
The eco-Gozo character Kikku launched by the Ministry for Gozo this January, has ended a tour of all primary schools within the Gozo College and four other church schools in Gozo. Kikku was introduced as the children's voice for the eco-Gozo vision. This entailed that one of Kikku's initial tasks was that of meeting all Gozitan primary school students in order to find out more about their views on what can be done to make a better Gozo.
Kikku met students during their participation in several activities organised at their respective schools. These included healthy eating days, sports days and other special events. Children had the opportunity to talk to Kikku about good practices related with eco-friendly measures that they are adopting both at their schools as well as their homes. He distributed key-chains to all students as a token of his first visit to their school.
Apart from the introduction of the new mascot, the eco-Gozo and Regional Development Directorate within the Ministry for Gozo has launched other initiatives in order to increase awareness and promote environment friendly issues amongst school children. Compost bins were distributed to all schools as part of the activities held during Waste Reduction Week. For the second year running calendars, containing eco-friendly messages, were also printed and distributed amongst pupils, teachers and the general public.
In the meantime educational books in both English and Maltese will be distributed to all Gozitan libraries. Between the 30th May and 3rd June all year three primary school pupils will attend a Marine Roadshow being set up on the occasion of World Environment Day. This roadshow will also feature on Saturday 4th June between 9.00am and noon as part of the program of activities related with the Lejlet Lapsi Notte Gozitana event being held in Gozo between the 3rd and the 5th of June. Children attending this year's event will also have the opportunity to meet Kikku in the narrow streets and squares of Gozo's capital Victoria.
DOI – 19.05.2011