In recent years the teachers at our special education school have initiated a number of environmental schemes aimed at teaching our children to develop a proactive approach to environmental responsibility. The entire school took part in a project collecting rain-water and building an irrigation network to water the flower planters placed throughout the campus. Our older children took part in a project to create an on-campus recycling collection point with bins for used bottles, cans, paper, batteries and other materials. They decorated each bin with brightly-colored paints and learned about the different stages of the recycling process beginning when the materials are collected from the campus. The entire school was present for the inauguration of the new recycling center where one of our children had the honor of cutting the ribbon to declare it officially open for business.
As a result of our efforts the Ministry of Education awarded our school the status of a Green School at a special on-campus ceremony which paid tribute to the hard work and creativity of our teachers and children.