Over Term 3, the Interact Club took action to make a difference in the community by promoting international understanding.  The executive team decided to build “Solar Buddies” – compact, solar-powered lighting devices designed to bring light and hope to communities living in energy poverty.

The students’ project, aptly named “Solar Buddies,” focused on a simple yet impactful solution – providing solar-powered LED lights to communities in need. The process of building these Solar Buddies involved assembling solar panels, batteries, and LED lights into portable, rechargeable units. These lights are not only energy-efficient but also environmentally friendly, harnessing the power of the sun to illuminate homes after dark.

The Solar Buddies project was not just about constructing lighting devices. It was about creating a brighter future for communities facing energy poverty. Through donations and fundraising, the students secured the resources needed to manufacture and distribute the solar buddies to communities in need. These efforts exemplify our school’s commitment to fostering global citizenship and social responsibility.

Ms Emily Dickinson – Middle Sub School Coordinator | Science & Biology Teacher