Xummiemu Day It has always been our aim to make children attending Kids on Campus more conscious about the environment. In fact, as part of their Arts & Crafts activities, children are encouraged to get involved in the collection of safe objects that are usually thrown away such as empty toilet paper rolls, empty cereal boxes, empty yoghurt cups, old socks etc and then re-use them to create little works of art.

This summer, Kids on Campus in collaboration with the 34U campaign decided to go a step further and take the above idea to Local Councils. Children visited Gharghur, Sliema, Pembroke and Gzira and the mayor from each respective locality presented them with material brought in by residents. As a thank you, each class planted a tree in that particular locality. In this way, children helped to reduce waste but also enhanced the locality’s environment.

This collaboration reached its peak when Xummiemu visited the children on campus. Through story telling and rap songs, Xummiemu gave the children hints on how to take care of the environment in general and our trees in particular. To mark this event, and in collaboration with the 34U campaign and University’s Precincts Office, the children planted three olive trees.

Kids on Campus is a University-based summer programme open to the general public that runs for a total of eight weeks, five days a week between 0730hrs and 1330hrs. Kids on Campus caters for children who are 3 years old (by 1 st July) and not older than 11 years 11 months (by 31 st August).