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Posted by portugalpress on December 04, 2018

Every teacher wants their students to take action, fully embrace their learning and reach a point where they are able to make a difference to the world we live in.

This was exactly what members of KSI Algarve in Olhão did last Friday by taking part in Operação Montanha Verde 2018 (Operation Green Mountain).
After an early November visit to Zoomarine, inspired by the conservation work they heard about, Emilie-Rose Kesler and Sky de Vries returned to school on the following Monday with a mission in mind.

They swiftly set about rallying their classmates, parents and teacher into taking part in an initiative that would see 21,000 trees being planted across four municipalities of the Algarve.

“Such positive, student-initiated action is actively encouraged by the Primary Years Programme (PYP) curriculum used at KSI (Knightsbridge Schools International),” said teacher Emma Torcato.

“In the PYP, students learn how to think for themselves and take responsibility for their own learning through an inquiry-led approach. Alongside academic attainment, other school values include respect for oneself and others, developing international-mindedness by working with others for a shared purpose and taking positive action for change.

“The opportunity to be part of a meaningful and significant initiative, which allowed the students to put into practice their in-class learning, was extremely poignant.”

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