In 2015, the World Solar Challenge sped down the 3200 kms of the Stuart Highway The Challenge is a race between solar powered cars from all over the world. “Two Men and a Truck”, the Sydney Removalist Company, sponsored the Nuon Dutch team. While following Nuna 8 was the aim of the trip for Richard and his crew, they didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity to see some of the spectacular natural land marks they had all heard of but never had the honour to see.
A place that had a magnificent impact on Richard and his traveling crew was the INDULKANA SCHOOL, where the enthusiastic and engaged students ran out greet them, curious as to why the Solar Cars were speeding through the desert. Meeting the Principal of the school and giving away miniature solar panel cars to the students solidified this experience into the hearts of these 4 travellers, straight away their minds began ticking over as to how they could utilise their passion for solar in a remote school and community.
On their return home it was this story they regaled their friends and families with, it is a story that has just begun.
It is important to be able to visualise where this schools lies, it is situated 575 km south of Alice Springs.
The majority of students at Indulkana are Anangu and their first language is Pitjantjatjara or Yankunytjatjara. The majority of students are only introduced to English when they start school.
The school is embedded in the community, it encompasses a pre-school, a child and family centre; secondary students have access to a trade learning centre as well as work experience. The staff at the school spend a lot of time investing in relationships between family, community and students, it is imperative to their young peoples success in education and being able to offer a valued learning experience.
Please leave the students a message demonstrating how far this project has travelled.
We believe there are many opportunities within this school and community to implement solar energy.
Two Men and a Truck have responded to the schools request to have a solar powered Weather Station. This project requires the teachers and students to work together to access and maintain data. It was not only the welcoming nature of the school that inspired these Captains of Industry into action, it was being able to relate to the core values. It is a credit to the Indulkana Anangu Community that they have tapped into:
INNOVATION, GRIT AND ACTION