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International School of Leuven's class gets climate-inspired by Mayor Ridouani

20 May 2022

Sharing a vision for sustainability, Leuven’s Mayor Mohamed Ridouani and Deputy Mayor, Lalynn Wadera, visited the International School of Leuven to hear about the actions taken by the school to embed the Sustainable Development Goals into the curriculum.

In the summer of 2021, the school's 3rd Grade Teacher, Silvia Yubitza Moreno Carlín, became an advocate for the Global Schools Programme. The school made a commitment to develop a curriculum that would embed the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into their everyday teaching and nurture a future thinking mindset for all students.

Following a letter from the class about the school’s project, the class was delighted to welcome Mayor Ridouani to school earlier this week. They enthusiastically shared actions they had undertaken to raise awareness and expressed their opinions about the importance of sustainability. From a climate change protest to plastic recycling and ecological community designs, the children were eager to exchange ideas with Mayor Ridouani. They learnt about Leuven 2030 and the city’s actions towards a climate neutral city, and School 2030, a project to encourage sustainable curriculum development in Leuven schools.

“A huge thank you to Mayor Ridouani for this wonderful visit. Our students felt empowered, heard and recognised as essential advocates for the future of our planet", said Carol Bancroft, Head of School.

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