Planting trees for a sustainable legacy.
This initiative has created a sustainable legacy of four outdoor classrooms across Belgium: two in Flanders and two in Wallonia.
Through the planting of these SUGi Pocket Forests, schoolchildren have had the opportunity to learn about the importance of conservation, biodiversity, and ecosystems through interactive learning activities. With emphasis placed on the awareness of environmental issues and sustainable practices, the projects have offered education, nourishment, and inspiration.
This project, as a whole, has drawn an indelible connection between hundreds of students and Nature, supporting their wellness for many years to come.
Herman & Nicolas
“The forest is like the brain of children, when seeds are sown there, ideas blossom abundantly.”
Sylvain Tilman, Director of the school Saint-Joseph-aux-Champs
Leefschool De Wollewei
With its two lobes, this forest is woven into the physical - and educational fabric - of Leefschool De Wollewei. As it grows, it will continue to bring ecological richness to the biodiversity desert that is currently the school grounds, whilst also serving as a resource that supports the curriculum, as well as the wellbeing of students.
GO! Atheneum Geraardsbergen
This pocket forest will provide a smooth transition from the domestic context to the school situation. “Learning Leaves” will become a learning ground for our children — our citizen scientists — where they can experience the cycles of life firsthand.
On this one-hectare plot of land, formerly used for hay production, biodiversity is beginning to be restored.
As part of the "School Outdoors" program, this collaborative project with schoolchildren is seen as the central element of an extensive and ambitious long-term educational initiative that engages the entire school community.
Ecole Internationale Le Verseau
This is an ambitious school seeking to tackle the ecological crisis head on. The nearby highway is a concern, and the hope is that the forest not only brings tranquility, nourishment, and educational value to the school community, but also improves local air quality. This is a forest to support both mental and physical health.