First “Green School” in Greece to open on the island of Skyros



Skyros High School aims to be the first "green school" to meet the international environmental standards, defined by the "Green Destinations" programme with it's energy upgrade plans which includes renewable energy sources, solar systems, water-saving systems and the first bioclimatic gym.

Skyros and Folegandros, a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea, are the only Greek destinations included in the top 100 "Green Destinations" of the world presented last autumn.

"Skyros is gradually becoming a sustainable development destination that harnesses its cultural heritage and natural wealth, while upgrading its tourist product," Skyros Mayor Miltos Hatziyannakis told Athens-Macedonian News Agency.

He added that "the creation of the green school is not only about buildings but represents a change of mindset for creating eco-consciousness among young people and especially students. Our main goal is to make Skyros an area that offers business opportunities and a high quality of life for every Skyrian who wants to live here permanently and raise his family on the island. The new high school is also a step in this direction, since educational conditions are a basic criterion for choosing to stay in a place."

In addiction to the bioclimatic applications the school is expected to include, there will also be more classrooms and new, functional and modern spaces for creative activities.

All this will be done with the help of the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF), which is funding the project, and follows extensive consultation with the parents' association. Work to implement the project will begin after the completion of the required procedures.

*Source: AMNA