Green school

For kids to become passionate about their education and the planet

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ID Indonesia
Web http://www.greenschool.org/
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About the project Edit

The Green School, located in Bali and opened in September 2008, with classes from preschool through year eight, aims to provide a place where students can become more curious and more passionate about their education and the planet. The school's eight-hectare campus in Sibang Kaja is divided by the Ayung River, on whose western bank are the school's classrooms, libraries, laboratories and kitchens. Aquaculture ponds, organic vegetable gardens, edible mazes and permacultural gardens are interspersed throughout the vast campus, which is built entirely of low-impact and environmentally conscious materials such as bamboo, alang-alang grass and traditional Balinese mud walls. For energy supplies, the school is experimenting with micro-hydro power generation as well as producing methane from cow manure to fuel stoves and developing a gasification unit that will use rice husks and other organic materials to produce electricity.

The Green School's curriculum, meanwhile, combines demanding academic content taught through a holistic approach that aims to inspire and enhance all of a child’s capacities. The school's Learning Village, for example, gives students a chance to apply lessons to specific disciplines and real business situations, making abstract ideas come to practical life. The Green School is open to children from all over the world, with boarding available starting next year for those in seventh grade and up. Villas are available for international families whose children attend the school. Tuition ranges from roughly USD 4,000 to USD 9,000 per year, depending on grade.

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In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

One of the Green School founder believes that the school has the potential to be on the cutting edge of revolutionary education in the 21st century with its blend of classical academic methodologies whilst emphasizing the learning by doing in an environment of sustainable agriculture and minimal carbon footprint buildings. The Green School is the first of its kind.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

The Green School curriculum encourages and triggers a heightened social consciousness, a sense of responsibility, spirituality & morality, earth awareness with a commitment to save it, collaboration, social entrepreneurship, creative thinking, compassion & open mindedness.

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