Sint Andreas Secondary School

22 August 2022

Sint Andreas Secondary School
Oostende, Belgium

THE INNOVATION:

The Sint Andreas school (secondary school) cooperates with the Gardens of Stene (GoS). As the agricultural land of GoS lacks water in the summer, the school will provide GoS with water to irrigate the land of the farmer. In particular, the school will divert the rain water collected on their roof to the GoS. The school is located next to the GoS allowing the students to have their lunch in green surroundings. Some outdoor classes or meetings are also organized in the pergola of GoS. Because the strategic position of GoS, it offers also great potential for outdoor agricultural education (i.e., participation of school children in the CSA linked to education).

LOOKING AHEAD:

To utilize the strategic location of the school, it has been suggested that a thematic workshop day could be hosted to teach and inspire students about sustainability, food security and agriculture. This could be hosted on-site at the GoS, and may open doors to collaboration with regional institutes and local authorities (combining).

 

More Information:
Contact Person: Stefaan Coudenys
Email: [email protected]

 

 

 

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