Sotogrande International School’s concern for the environment has been an intrinsic part of our programme from the very beginning. As a result, every year we try to introduce different initiatives that will lessen the impact the school has on the environment and that allows us to contribute to the improvement of the planet’s sustainability in general. Considering the size of our school, we know even the smallest of our efforts can make a big difference. In addition, our students are also taught about how to care for the environment, using a multidisciplinary approach within the school curriculum, and through distinct Global Citizenship Programme Projects.
What we do?
We are committed to changes at SIS with regards to our attitudes and actions towards all things green.
We are in the process of applying for Eco-school status and are working on projects to support this application.
We use pedagogical techniques that will foster good habits, encouraging students to protect the environment.
Every year our students visit water treatment and recycling plants, natural parks etc.
We reduce the amount of waste we produce and we recycle selectively.
We aim to cut down on the amount of electricity we use and have a drive to reducing energy bills this year.
We aim to limit the amount of water we use.
We are recycling our waste (reducing plastic across the school)
An organic garden project in P1 (5/6 year olds) and M1 (11/12 year olds)
Developing and expanding the wonderful solar powered composting machine created by secondary GCP students
Installing a larger wormery for composting, (also a secondary student led project)
Creating school gardens that consume less water
We collaborate with the Seur Foundation by collecting bottle caps to raise money for sick children.
We organize charity campaigns collecting used toys for children in the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital.
We reuse the water from the swimming pool for sanitary use and to water the football pitch.
The main goal of this project is to empower students to be the change a sustainable world needs, by engaging them in fun, pro-active learning.
We recycle second-hand uniforms and the money raised is donated to Send a Child to School Through our school NGO, The Kindred Project.
We encourage the selective recycling of paper and bottles, providing students with recycling bins in all classrooms throughout the school.
Looking to the future we are keen for students to be involved in designing and creating a school which is both eco friendly and cost effective. If you would be interested in sharing your expertise with the students in any or all of the above projects, please contact us.