Awarding the Final Contest

The Final Ceremony and Award of the winning videos was an enjoyable half day event that was held in the Netherlands, in Echt Connect College, on 30 March 2023.

The agenda of the event included a key note speech on current challenges around plastic pollution and ways to motivate our students on the topic, followed by a presentation of PLASTEAM and its main outcomes, a series of experiential workshops, and the announcement of the winning video of the international video contest.

Short list of the nationally awarded videos that reached the stage of the international Final Contest:

Romania: Scoala Gimnaziala D.R. Popescu, Nojorid and, Scoala Gimnaziala Nr. 30 of Timisoara (secondary)

Greece: Themistokis Primary School

Malta: St Francis School, Victoria, Gozo (primary), St Theresa School, Kercem (secondary)

Netherlands:  Team anti-plastic game from Jacinta in Breda (Primary) & Team Team ‘Kenya from Wings’ in Roermond (Secondary)

The three-member jury of the international contest awarded the videos of St. Francis Primary School of Gozo (Malta) and the Scoala Gimnaziala Nr. 30 of Timisoara (Romania). View moment of the official announcement, by the Jury chair, Ms Irene Fichera from Effebi (VIDEO FILE)

Congratulations to the winning teams and to all participating students for their motivation, good mood and creativity! We know very well that squeezing the students’ work of several months into a 1.5 minute video was not an easy task for them. We are hopeful that the participation to the contest motivated them further to make changes in their school and in their lives to reduce plastic use.