Belgium I Notre-Dame de la Sagesse

  • An activist and a Climatologist at school

    We were lucky to welcome Adelaïde Charlier, Belgian activist for the climate and Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, climatologist at our school.

    They answered our questions on climate change. They also gave us hope that young teenagers can really take actions to have an impact on decisions.

    Preparations for Portugal mobility

    An expert came at school to talk about water issues to our 3 pupils going to Portugal in May.

    Class outside (28/04/2022)

    It was the last challenge of the year. The teachers took their students outside the classroom to teach in the outdoor, in contact with the nature.

    The EcoTeam of the school also organised some activities on the playground during the break.

    - upcycling activity: making a flower pot from a can

    - photobooth: taking pictures with our friends the animals (cuddly toy of course!)

    - testing your smell, only frangrances from the nature

    - debating and giving new ideas for the EcoTeam

    - treasor hunt to win a plant

    - Taking part in a quizz


    Water day - free flavoured water bar

    Big jumper day - Fashion show







    School Video

    This is a short video to present Notre-Dame de la Sagesse school in Brussels, Belgium.


    Good Planet Challenge 1 - Eat local food

    Good planet is an organisation that wants to change our society to a sustainable society by making small or big moves.

    In Belgium, 500 schools participated in “croque local” which means eat local food.

    We received an apple at school on the eve of world food day.

    This free apple came from an orchard in Belgium (40 kilometres from our school). This avoids a long journey so less pollution as well.

    It was of course not wrapped in plastic. The apple was so delicious... yummy!

    Article written by the 6TQP students, collaboratively.

    The students working on the project:

    This is the result of a work in arts class

    Fait avec Padlet


    Visit of a beekeeper


    On Thursday 07 October, a beekeeper came in the class of 6tqp (vocational section of the school, arts students). 

    He explained how bees make honey, how they breed and how many they are in a beehive. 

    A slideshow was shown for the students to understand better. 

    There were a lot of pictures of bees but also their anatomies and their function in the beehives. 

    He explained us how a beehive works and he told us about the rules to sell honey on the market. 

    This class has a project, Erasmus + friends of Environment biodiversity. So, he came to explain why bees are the most important insect. 

    They mean a lot for the Environment because without them flowers will not reproduce so fruit will not grow and vegetables as well. 

    Without bees we’d be dead. We could see that the beekeeper is passionate about them. 

    He explained things very well so it was very catchy. 

    To be devoted to our project we needed to know more about bees so it was really useful. 

    Written by Alyssa and Adriana 

    Our Campaign for bees

    After the visit of the beekeeper, students worked on a campaign to promote and protect bees.

    Allan, Anais & Solan



    Claire, Assia & Michael



    Adriana, Ella & Alyssa



    Camille & Lukas 




    Wildlife in Brussels.

    Each student had to do some research around an animal we can find in Brussels or in Belgium. You can find some interesting facts on these slides.

    Enjoy the reading...



  • Biodiversity at school

    By Nicolas

    I saw pretty good things like a compost that transforms plants to manure.

    By Nicolas

    There are also some plants that were planted by the school to improve the greenery of the playground.

    By Nicolas

    There is this big wall made of concrete that waste all the efforts that the school is making. I think that we should cover it with climbing plants .

    By Leya
    By Leya

    If you look closely, you will find a lot of garbage hidden in the ground. Generally, our playground is very clean, but the majority of the garbage left by the students is laying close to the trees, plants, where there is dirt. Those space aren’t often cleaned.
    Despite all the garbage bins that you can find everywhere in the playground, some of the students throw their trash away in the bushes. The bins are all empty, literally no one uses them. Personally, I don’t know why nobody likes to use them. Maybe there is a weird reason.
    If I had to improve the school biodiversity, I would honestly not know what to do.
    However, we could make the use of the trash cans mandatory. Like that, there would be no trash left on the ground.

    By Leya

    There is a lot of vegetation at my school. We have a lot of trees, bushes, and even our own big garden. Our biodiversity is so rich! There are even apple trees, and flowers! I don’t know what else I could add.

    By Anissa

    Apparently, my school composts its plants waste which is surprising because I’ve never heard about it. It is good for the biodiversity because it improves soil fertility.

    By Anissa

    This is weird, I don’t understand why they did not finish to put plants. Beforehead there were a lot of plants but they removed them. I think it’s ugly like that. For it to become good for the biodiversity, they should put other plants.

    By Anissa
    By Anissa
    By Anissa

    I think this is a biodiverse place in my school because there are trees and plants. It’s brown and green. The former students built an amphitheatre. I think this is a beautiful space.

    By Sara

    On this picture, we can see a statue, we can see how fertile and abundant the vegetation is. On top of that, it is very beautiful and we can see the different type of plantations.

    By Sara

    In this pic, there is vegetation growing on top of the wall and beneath it, there are planted plants that the school has put there. It is very good for the biodiversity and it attracts new animals such as ants, and little insects who are creating new ecosystems.

    By Sara

    In this pic we can see the “Verger” (= orchard) with an amphitheater created by the students of the school. This place is specifically constituted with plants and there is also a place where some students grow fruits and vegetables.

    By Sara

    We could improve this place. We could grow a tree and add some greenery to the playground.

    By Sara

    I think it could be great here if we added some vegetation on top of the wall.