Creating, exploring and even running laps, all in the name of solar!
The school also generously arranged a charity run this autumn to support Little Sun’s efforts in bringing solar energy to those who need it in off-grid areas. For each lap the students ran, more clean, sustainable energy was ‘generated’!
This year I worked intensively with the team to develop the first Little Sun online educational downloads and programmes for pre-school and primary school age children. When creating the classes we worked to align the programme with the core ethos of Little Sun which we understand as a tangible tool for education that creates links between the energy in your hand, energy that lives in your heart and your thinking around accessing that energy. A little solution that creates big changes.
Little Sun has been welcomed by the community at Berlin Bilingual School and has just completed a project week which saw all school grades involved in a week of Little Sun activities and art projects. Students were visited by Little Sun to discuss the social and environmental aspects of the project and to experience solar energy hands-on: students took apart a Little Sun to see for themselves how portable solar power works. Younger classes also made bright and colorful sun catchers that were displayed on the school’s windows during project week. Older students worked with all the elements necessary to create their own beautiful (and of course environmentally friendly!) solar lanterns.
Thanks to Jai and the Berlin Bilingual School for bringing solar into the classroom! Stay tuned here for more news on our Little Learners, including a solar art exhibition early in the new year!