Lease a Christmas Tree

Written by Michelle Basson and Vilhelmina Haavisto
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Like last year, the MYP students are currently involved in a project called 'Lease a Tree'. For just 35Ä, 48 fortunate families can enjoy me, and my pine tree friends', company for three weeks.

I am a tree in the garden of the International Montessori School (in Hof Kleinenberg). Every year, the MYP students dig me carefully out of the ground and place me in a lovely pot. Then they transport me to my new host family and after an awesome Christmas my pine needles would normally fall off but the MYP students take me back to the garden and re-plant me before that can happen. Then I share Christmas memories with my pine tree friends. I will get a new home again next year.

The aim of all this is to re-use and recycle as much as possible, starting with Christmas trees, and to make people aware that it is a matter of determination, innovation and imagination.

On behalf of the students at the International Montessori School in the IB MYP (International Baccalaureate Middle Year Program), Michelle Basson and Vilhelmina Haavisto can give you further ideas.

For further information contact Rinze Hoekstra (Head of School) by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or you can phone at +32 (2) 7212111.

This article was originally published in the December 2009 edition of the Sunbeams newsletter.

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