A key step in the Mont-Olivet School’s action plan is the riverside field trip carried out during the year. On this occasion, the students walked along the banks of the Serine, a local river, and had the task of reflecting on existing and future flood risk reduction measures.

Ecole Mont-Olivet

Questionnaire and diagnosis

Step 2 : Carry out a sustainable development audit 

A lot of research was done before the diagnosis. Students members of the Eco-Committee gave presentations on various water-related topics, thus familiarising themselves with the subject. Following this, student ambassadors created a questionnaire, shared with the whole school, to assess the state of knowledge. The answers to this questionnaire guided the main theme of the rest of the project: floods.

At the water’s edge...

Step 3 : Create an action plan

A key step in the Mont-Olivet School’s action plan is the riverside field trip carried out during the year. On this occasion, the students walked along the banks of the Serine, a local river, and had the task of reflecting on existing and future flood risk reduction measures. This outing allowed them to think together, to project themselves outside the school walls, and to understand how they could impact their environment.

Mixing water and IT

Step 5 : Links to the curriculum

Links to the curriculum were established in a very original way, notably through the computer science discipline and the use of Scratch software. This allowed the pupils to develop their creativity and learn basic programming skills by imagining and animating a short story and its settings on the theme of water.

What’s next?

Mont-Olivet school will continue the Eco-Schools adventure, focusing on recruiting ambassadors from all levels, and doing its best to involve the whole school community!

Logo Eco-Schools Suisse pour le thème eau

The project at a glance

School name: Mont-Olivet School

Type of school: private

Grade(s): preschool to secondary II

Number of students involved : 200

Theme : Water

Project duration : september 2021 – june 2022

Testimonial

«As the school’s Eco-Schools manager, I personally enjoyed carrying out a project on a theme that is close to my heart. It is a great way to raise awareness of environmental issues while integrating them into the school curriculum.»

The Mont-Olivet school’s Eco-Schools manager

The project in pictures