Plant a Tree

Planting trees is one of the very effective measures available for climate change mitigation. We started the 'Plant a tree project' in 2019 as our next step to help the environment. Our goal is to plant as many trees as possible and educate for sustainability. Through close communication with the city of Bratislava, we plant trees to make our city more sustainable. In November 2019 we planted our first 50 trees and have since planted many more. Brilliant Stars finances the administration and practical planting of all the trees. With your help, we will be able to greenify the city! 

  • Money Raised & Donated
    Money Raised & Donated
  • Educators & Children Involved
    Educators & Children Involved
  • Large Trees Planted
    Large Trees Planted
  • School & Community Spaces
    School & Community Spaces

About the project

Why plant trees in the city?

  • Planting trees is one of the very effective measures available for climate change mitigation.
  • Trees are very important for urban biodiversity. They provide homes, food and protection for birds, insects and other bio-organisms.
  • Trees not only produce oxygen, but a mature tree can absorb up to 150 kg of CO2 per year.
  • Trees help to improve the micro-climate in the city by increasing air humidity, providing shade, helping to reduce temperature and reducing noise pollution, excellent urban drainage method, capturing dust to absorb contaminants from the air and retaining rain-water.
  • Mature trees regulate water flow and play a key role in preventing floods and reducing the risk of natural disasters.
  • To adopt new technologies and professional development to ensure up-to-date and research-based teaching and learning practices are being upheld. To foster creativity and transdisciplinary possibility thinking essential for 21st Century employability.

What are the costs?

There are particular challenges trees are faced within urban environments, such as air pollution, poorly compacted soil, damage to roots or soil from nearby construction activities, physical damage from lawnmowers, vehicles or people, excessive amounts of animal urine, etc.

Larger trees are often able to withstand these challenges, however, younger trees are often incapable. It is, therefore, necessary to plant bigger trees, approximately 2m tall with 16-18 cm in width, to ensure that they can survive the starting period. Especially for the first three years, the trees need special care and protection which also includes lots of watering (approximately 70 litres a week in the spring and summer months).

How can you help?

Your generous donation would facilitate the realisation of a greener city. Our goal is to plant as many trees as possible. Through our close communication with the city and municipalities of Bratislava, we are able to find places to plant the trees. Get in touch so that together we can make our city more sustainable.

Sent us a message to get involved!

We are looking forward to working together to plant trees, educate for sustainability, and help the environment!

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Do you still remember the excited eyes and hunger for new knowledge and skills that are so typical of kindergarteners? When searching for a school, retaining the love of learning was our top criteria. That’s why we came to Brilliant Stars. And the choice was good - kids asking “when can I start some math?” on the first day of school, kids going deeper on some school topic and bringing their findings back to others, kids writing short books, kids looking forward to discussing moral choices and current affairs… by now, our kids are 10 years old. They still love learning.
I whole-heartedly recommend Brilliant Stars to any parents searching for a warm, safe school environment that nurtures the whole child. My daughter attended preschool and year one for three years and leaves the school confident and prepared for her next adventure. Brilliant Stars' dedicated staff supported her natural talents and personality and showed her how much she can accomplish. I especially valued Brilliant Stars' emphasis on virtue education and the effort they make to instill their students with a sense of responsibility-- for themselves, for their friends and loved ones, and for the world around them. Brilliant Stars' curriculum and philosophy unlocks academic excellence without neglecting equally important social skills and commitment to community. We had experience with other, more expensive private schools in Bratislava but Brilliant Stars outclasses them easily---- it is what we will miss most about leaving Slovakia.
Thank you for the excellent cooperation in the last 5 years. Having had the chance to attend Brilliant Stars was the best start to education of our children we could have imagined. Hearing children chatter fluently in English at the end of Kindergarten, was a great achievement. Not being a bilingual family, we considered that as one of the main objectives and it was met. Your enthusiastic and motivated team whom our children and us will keep the best memories of. Always smiling, ready to help and discuss, proactively report on status. Last but not least – healthy cuisine, clean environment, library, well-groomed premises, educational tools and playground… Brilliant Stars should be referred to as a role model for other educational institutions!
I would like to thank you for all the efforts you took and make this difficult time as smooth as it is possible. Everything was so well-organised and once again I must say that I am very proud to my child in this school 🧡
I have two children at Brilliant Stars' and I am delighted with the care and approach of all of the staff towards childcare and education in the early years. Both my children are flourishing under their academic, social and moral guidance. My older child has loved the use of Jolly Phonics (a UK approach to teaching literacy) as a learning tool and enjoys his numeracy, science, art and music lessons. The kindergarten also offers a wide variety of extra activites and has a lending library. Finally, and one of the key reasons why I chose this kindergarten, is that the head teacher is an inspiration to everyone involved with the kindergarten - very proactive, accommodating, hands-on and very focused on the children and what is best for them. I can highly recommend this kindergarten and given the high standard they have set can only expect their new Stupava branch to be just as good.
I think Brilliant start gives children 'active learning', and teachers know how to support children's Curiosity. I can see that my children are having good time. Because my children can't stop speaking what they have done today with big smile when I pick them up after school.
Thank you and your entire team for the tremendous work. I have been impressed from the very beginning by the flexibility of your staff and the speed with which you managed to convert the entire curriculum online.