Secondary German Initiative for the Preservation of the Peru Rainforest

Students from Grades 6 to 10 actively contributed to the protection of the Madre de Dios Rainforest in Peru.


As the school year draws to a close, we are thrilled to announce the successful completion of a remarkable project. Students from Grades 6 to 10 in our German programme have brought their contribution towards protecting the Madre De Dios rainforest in Peru. Through our collaboration with Wilderness International, an esteemed organisation dedicated to safeguarding this vital ecosystem, we have not only prioritised the preservation of terrestrial and aquatic life, thus mitigating climate change. It is worth noting that every square metre of rainforest can store 60 kg of CO² biomass, making this conservation effort crucial in our fight against climate change.

In this project, grades took on a whole new significance, transcending their conventional role in determining academic progress and mental well-being. This year, students had the challenge to contribute square metres of rainforest based on their performance in Summative Assessments, where each grade equated to a corresponding number of square metres (e.g., 1 = 1m², 2 = 2m², 3 = 3m², and so on). Furthermore, students could also earn square metres by delivering presentations, reading books related to our Earth, animals, or plants, watching documentaries on these topics, and engaging in thoughtful discussions and idea-sharing in class. The combined efforts of the five MYP classes resulted in an astounding total of 3449m², a truly remarkable accomplishment! Here are the results:

Grade 6 - German Phase 3.1

Grade 7 - German Phase 1.1

Grade 8 - German Phase 3.1.

Grade 9 - German Language A

Grade 10 - German Phase 3.1.






In recognition of their contributions, each student has received a wilderness protection certificate. By scanning the QR code on the certificate, they can discover the precise location of the rainforest preserve that was donated in their name. This personalised connection to their contribution serves as a testament to their dedication and ensures a lasting memory of their involvement in this significant endeavour.

Congratulations to all our students for their incredible efforts in enriching their understanding of environmental conservation and actively working towards a better world and a sustainable future.