February 2, 2010

The Green School

Part of the reason why we're in Bali is to work on the redesign of the Lifebook website with Jon Butcher, one of Kyle's clients. Jon and his family live here 6 months out of the year and are planning to move here full-time next year. His kids are young and go to a school here called The Green School. We had the opportunity to visit their school a couple times and it's like nothing I've seen before. The complex itself was constructed entirely of bamboo. Everything in it is made of bamboo too - the shelves, desks, tables... even their swings. We learned that bamboo is stronger than steel, yet extremely flexible. The school touts a progressive, green, global approach to education, using hands-on, art-driven techniques to teach every subject. For example, they teach math through cooking. Art through music. Science through gardening, etc. These photos don't do the place justice.

1 comment:

  1. Amazing pictures Kim. I am now totally convinced that I must see Bali before I die.