STELR School in the running for an international renewable energy award

Congratulations to Huonville High School which is the only Australian school amongst 14 finalists competing for the Global High Schools Zayed Future Energy Prize worth $US 100,000.

About 18 students from Huonville designed a range of sustainable solutions for their school, including a windmill, pellet mill, bio digester and a bicycle-powered mobile cinema.

If successful, the school will use some of the prize money to introduce an Energy Training certificate course to Year 11 and 12 students at its Trade Training Centre.

Students Toby Thorpe and Zephryn Fox with Huonville High School Principal Geoff Williamson and the STELR Renewable Energy resources.  Photo credit: ABC News, Rhiannon Shine

Students Toby Thorpe and Zephryn Fox with Huonville High School Principal Geoff Williamson and the STELR Renewable Energy resources. 
Photo credit: ABC News, Rhiannon Shine

Huonville HS is located in rural Tasmania and became a STELR school in 2014 with support from the Pratt Foundation.

The Zayed Future Energy Prize competition started in 2008 and was created by Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi.