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India's 'recycled' school teaches environmental lessons

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Students eat their lunch inside a classroom constructed from mud and old cement bags at the Aman Setu school in Pune on Wednesday. , about 118 miles from Mumbai, on Wednesday, July 20.

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Students play at the window of a classroom constructed from mud, old cement bags and recycled wood at the Aman Setu school in Pune on Wednesday.

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A student wearing a pink dress enters a classroom through a miniature door constructed specially for children at the Aman Setu school in Pune on Wednesday.

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Children sit on cloth mats as they study inside a classroom constructed from mud and old cement bags at the Aman Setu school in Pune on Wednesday.

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Students walk on a garden pathway past a classroom constructed from mud and old cement bags at the end of the school day at the Aman Setu school in Pune on Wednesday.

Reuters reports:

PUNE, India - On a regular school day, four-year-old Kush Bhattacharya can leave his mathematics class to run barefoot on grass, hide from his friends in a cave made of cow dung and return to recite nursery rhymes in a red bus that doubles up as a classroom.

Kush is a student at the Aman Setu school in Pune, an educational and technological hub three hours drive from Mumbai.

Almost every part of the school premises is made out of recycled material, including roofs made out of old hoardings, walls built from plastic bottles and hand-stitched uniforms made out of eco-friendly 'khadi', or handspun, cloth. Continue reading.