The geekiest part of our honeymoon was visiting Green School. It is an international school that integrates sustainability and creativity in their curriculum. Their structures and furniture are mostly made from sustainable materials such as bamboos, recycled materials, etc.. Their main building, the Heart of School, is a work of art and is studied by architects all over the world.
Education + Sustainability + Design = My Dream Destination.
|while waiting for the tour to start, i ordered sugar cane juice. here's the sugar cane.|
|even the goal post is made out of bamboo!|
|the left one is for number 1 and the right one is for number 2|
|Ben is their Communications Head and our tour guide|
|the students have mud wrestling fights in this area|
|I'd love to have a bamboo pirate ship!|
|the Heart of School is the tallest structure|
|the bridge was being renovated then but it's done now|
|this can be covered by inflating a canvas to form a bubble (video)|
|their whiteboards are made out of bamboo, recycled glass, and paper|
|of course I had to see their library|
|inside the Heart of School|
|a green village is also being built nearby|
Thank you so much Green School for sharing your space with people who has the same dream. I was completely awestruck the whole time I was there. My ultimate dream is to build a school like this in the Philippines and teach children how live in a sustainable manner and appreciate what we already have. *Deep sigh* Of course my dream school will have awesome reading, math, and sports programs!
Below is the TED talk of John Hardy, Green School's Founder:
Green School, Bali, Indonesia
http://www.greenschool.org/ (their newsletters are very informative)