Belvedere College - 2017 Global High Schools (Europe) Category Winner

Situated in the heart of Dublin city, Belvedere College is a school for boys founded in 1832. The school currently has 1,005 pupils enrolled and has a number of famous alumni in the world of the arts, politics, sport, science and business.

Whilst encouraging academic excellence, all students in the school are expected to participate in co-curricular activities such as sport or drama as well as engaging in social justice activities. This commitment to social justice is central to the ethos of the school and it has long established links with community groups and charitable organisations in Ireland and abroad. A growing awareness within the school community of climate justice issues has driven recent sustainability initiatives and a “carbon committee” has been formed to plan a measurable response to the challenges and opportunities following the Paris agreement.