CO2mpensation and awareness-raising
During practice days, students put their knowledge to practice within the theme of the environment.
kg CO2 per year
We are of the opinion that environmental awareness is one of the 21st-century skills, because it makes students aware of the consequences of their choices. In today’s, but certainly tomorrow’s society environmental aspects are increasingly important and it is necessary to act more responsibly.
By using the environment as a theme to develop digital literacy and 21st-century skills we contribute to this environmental awareness. Additionally, we ensure an immediately visible result by greening the surroundings of the school. This provides more pleasant surroundings with more shadow, and less wind and dust. In the long term the trees also supply edible fruits to complement school lunches.
21st-century skills are competences students need to successfully take part in tomorrow’s society. This concerns skills like thinking critically, thinking creatively, problem-solving, basic IT skills, information skills, computational thinking and media literacy.
The often-used term ‘digital literacy’ is a combination of skills such as computational thinking, basic IT skills, media literacy and information skills.
Dean cooperates with Africa Wood Grow. They have a lot of experience in reforestation and greening in Kenya. Africa Wood Grow advised DEAN on how to plant trees near the schools. They also take care of the planting of trees in a reforestation project in Kenya in addition to the trees planted near the schools.