We’re Building a Classroom from Plastic Bottles

And We Need Your Help!

INSPIRED BY the bottle classroom building initiated by Hug-It-Forward in Guatemala and by My Shelter Foundation here in the Philippines, we have planned to replicate this project in our own campus.

We have two major reasons: 1) we don’t have enough classrooms for our incoming freshmen; and 2) as a science high school, we must exemplify the scientific way of solving our need for classroom — and that is by recycling trash like coloured cast perspex sheets and other reusable plastics.

Let's Make A Difference!

How are we going to build it?

We enlisted the help of our alumni friends to prepare the programme of work.

We asked students to bring empty PET bottles — soft drink bottles — from their homes and neighbors.

We donated several sacks of cement for a start and worked with students in filling the bottles with a mixture of filtered soil, cement, and water. The filled PET bottles will be the building blocks for the classroom we will be constructing.

At this point, we are raising more funds for the bottle school project. We are seeking the help of local government officials and local organizations to help us in our cause.

On April 30, 2011, we will be having an Earth Month Fun Run to raise awareness in the community about actions we can do for the Earth and to raise funds for the ANSHS Bottle School Project .

You, too, can be part of this endeavor. Check out the project’s official blog site to see what you can do to help us.

Ariel Lalisan

Ariel Lalisan

Ariel Lalisan is a physics teacher at Alabel National Science High School. He is an advocate of constructivism approach in education. He employs active learning and independent learning in his lessons, and, of course, a lot of technology integration. His goal is to produce students who can solve problems on their own using the concepts they learn in the classroom. Ariel Lalisan is a Google Certified Innovator (Google Teachers Academy Southeast Asia 2014) and a community leader at Google Educator Group Sarangani. He is a co-founder of SoCCSKSarGen and he won the Globe Media Excellence Blogger of the Year Award in 2015.

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