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School's Incredible Sports Arena Built Completely Out Of Bamboo

By Desirée Kaplan

Brick, concrete or some combination of the two are typically what goes into school structures. But have you ever seen a large school building built from bamboo? Located in northern Thailand, Panyaden International School is unlike most schools around the world. Here, earth and bamboo replace typical building materials throughout the campus. Nestled among rice fields just 15 minutes from Chiang Maj’s city center, the school teaches young students with diverse backgrounds.

This forward thinking institution not only works to make sure the students have a strong academic background, but also helps them to lead diverse, multicultural lives. For example, the bilingual curriculum is enriched with teachings about environmental responsibility and Buddhist principles.

“Love Nature,” the school’s motto, is present everywhere. The holistic education aims to not only teach children the standard reading, writing, and arithmetic, but also practical skills, like how to grow their food. The school weaves this environmental approach into the fiber of the campus. All the buildings have been able to reduce their carbon footprint by 90 percent with eco-friendly materials.