Green School opened almost three years ago and received a lot of attention during John Hardy‘s talk at TED in 2010 (see TED talk here). Since then we have been looking forward to learn more about the educational concept and wonderful piece of bamboo architecture on Bali. Green School adds „Green Studies“ and „Creative Arts“ to the traditional school program which has a strong learning-by-doing approach.
We fell in love with the building, its surroundings and had a great evening watching the school‘s theater play but we also heard a lot of critical voices regarding the educational concept and that locals see the school as a kind of „rich kids school“. Also, we experienced the staff as friendly but disorganized, apparently the school still has its growing pains.
You can read more about Green School at www.greenschool.org