Green School in Bali
“We are building Green School to create a new paradigm for learning. We want children to cultivate physical sensibilities that will enable them to adapt and be capable in the world. We want children to develop spiritual awareness and emotional intuition, and to encourage them to be in awe of life’s possibilities.” John and Cynthia Hardy, founders.
According to Ronald Stones, director of the school, the unique architectural features of the school are both an asset and a liability for schoolteachers.
“With an open classroom so close to nature, there are distractions. A dragonfly flies to a desk and a student’s attention will avert to it,” he said. “To teach in that environment is a challenge, but I see levels of creativity I’ve never seen before in traditional international education. You can’t sit there and not be inspired.” Ronald Stones, director of the school.
Info from www.greenschool.org, and the Jakarta Globe