Under the motto “Revive Paphos” and in cooperation with the Cyprus Forestry Department, The International School of Paphos (ISOP), has launched an ambitious environmental community project in Argaka. To start the campaign, a tree-planting event took place on Wednesday 15th February.
With the “Revive Paphos” project, the school aims to contribute to the reforestation of the Argaka area, which suffered devastating fires last summer, but also to create awareness of fire prevention and promote the uniqueness and beauty of our forests and their flora. This will be an ongoing, year-long project, which is linked to the multitude of the school’s activities in relation to Paphos2017.
Eventually, ISOP hopes to grow and plant more than 400 trees, with the support of the Forestry Department and the sponsors who share the school’s love for Paphos and its environment.
Respect for the environment is one of the core values ISOP is instilling in its students, both through its curriculum and through a variety of projects. The school is already recognised as an ECO-School, in both its Primary and Secondary Department, and has been a pioneer for SEMEP (the South Eastern Mediterranean Sea Project), helping to establish the programme in Cyprus as well as representing the country abroad.