At Novaschool Sunland International we promote and teach our students values related to environmental care, recycling and sustainability.
Last Thursday, April 22nd, we celebrated the Earth Day at all levels. We are aware that today more than ever we need a shift towards a more sustainable economy for people and the planet.
Therefore, it is important to raise students’ awareness of the health of our ecosystems that underpin all forms of life on Earth. This depends directly on the health of the planet and its inhabitants, so it is essential to act.
Preventing, stopping and reversing ecosystem degradation across continents and oceans is now a priority. Restoring means combating climate change and ending poverty.
In order to raise awareness of our students we have organized different activities and lessons dedicated to this topic that have been developed throughout the school day.
For example, our Primary pupils have made Earth suncatchers and they have been learning about our planet through ‘Famous Explorers’ history topic.
Meanwhile, Secondary students took part in a Kahoot during the Science class and did a scavenger hunt around the school grounds to find examples of biodiversity.
“There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.”
We have installed solar panels at our British centre Novaschool Sunland International to rely on sustainable energy sources.
The Novaschool model is characterised by a strong involvement with sustainability and through the project #SmartSchool we want to transfer this message to our educational community.
The group has just implemented this investment in several schools in line with the agenda of our SDS in order to educate students, showing the commitment that we pledged.
Thanks to a multitude of concerted actions, we are accomplishing an ambitious modernisation plan with the aim of reducing the environmental impact through renewable energies and self-consumption. This investment brings different additional benefits, not only at the financial level, but in respect of our commitment to the environment becoming a sustainable school.
Novaschool began implementing the #SmartSchool project for the first time at the end of 2018 at our headquarters in Añoreta, in Rincón de la Victoria (Málaga) and has gradually expanded in the other centres. Here at Novaschool Sunland International we have launched the installation of 74 solar panels.
Through this solar energy plant we can generate clean solar energy, our green energy by the hand of the Quantum group, specialists in photovoltaic self-consumption installations. This is a very important milestone for our school because we will generate the energy we need during the day in classrooms, pool engines, lighting etc.
We also have an inverter with a maximum capacity of 69 kilowatts because we understand that the campus can grow in the future. In this way, we can inject into the mains the surplus generated by our 33 kilowatt facility that is not being consumed.
The 74 Astro Energy panels that make up our current solar energy plant have been placed on top of the Primary & Foundation building with a reinforced metal face structure that can be supported and well developed having minimal visual impact within what is the building.
Here you have the link of the official presentation of our CEO Francisco Barrionuevo: