Garden design competition at the Druk White Lotus School in India

The principle of involving school children in the landscape and garden design for the space outside their classrooms applies in every land. This video illustrates the involvement of children from the Druk White Lotus School in Ladakh India. There are many reasons for involving school children in the design of school grounds: (1) the children are creative – they know what they like to look at and what facilities they like to have (2) the children learn to take responsibility for their environment (3) the children have an involvment with the natural world (4) the children learn technical skills (5) with luck, some of the children will go on to become landscape architects, taking responsibility for the conservation and improvement of Planet Earth.

1 thought on “Garden design competition at the Druk White Lotus School in India

  1. Katie Walsh

    I think that this is a great idea, and more countries should think of doing things like this, even if it is only every so often.
    These children will clearly be more creative and they are learning at the same time – what more could a parent ask for?!
    Great post :-).

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