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Eco Beasts goes from strength to strength

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International recognition for efforts to promote child-led environmental change.

Inspirational young people have brought concerns about our damaged planet into the mainstream. And youngsters are leading calls for more sustainable lifestyles, greener approaches to business and government action across the world. International schools are challenging themselves to tailor the education they offer to prepare their students to tackle the environmental problems we face.

“Educators must make all young people aware about sustainability as it’s now a significant part of the culture students are growing up in. Moreover, children are increasingly interested in it,” said Paul Scholfield, the headteacher of St. Andrews International School Bangkok, a Nord Anglia Education School. “If schools do not get this right, where will we be in 15 or 20 years time?” he asks.

Enter the Eco Beasts initiative. The ‘BEAST’ standing for Bangkok Education for Action on Sustainability Team.

The Eco Beasts Project, the brainchild of environmental educators Helen Mullan and Katy Waring, started life at St. Andrews. It aims to connect Bangkok’s international schools with local environmental organisations and green businesses, as well as support teachers in delivering sustainability in the curriculum.

The initiative led the members of ‘Eco Beasts STA’ to develop an action plan focusing on the changes they would like to see implemented at St. Andrews. The 7 to 11 year olds worked tirelessly during after-school club time to put their plans into practice and had quite an impact.

Read more at https://expatlifeinthailand.com/education/eco-beasts-goes-from-strength-to-strength/

Source: Expat Life Thailand

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