This week’s assembly in our High School was about how we, as a community made of like-minded individu-als, can make changes which, hopefully, can create an impact on a larger scale.

A while back we, as a high school, began to do clean-ups. We went to Hout Bay Harbour and were gifted a free ride on one of the boats. Next, we went to Strand Beach. We were able to collect many pieces of fish-ing lines, wrappers, lollipop sticks, and many more bits and bobs of once useful things which had been left behind by the beach’s many visitors.

Then our world was turned upside down and inside out and now, more than a year later, we are still unsure of how to proceed. Yes, there are instructions we need to follow and new rules to remember, but all of these concern how we are with each other socially. We are not completely sure of how to continue with tak-ing care of something larger than ourselves.

Thus the idea of creating Eco Bricks was introduced and spoken about in our assembly. The concept is not new and I hope that at least some of you are already making these at home. None the less here is a little re-minder, or instructions, on how to build your own Eco Brick.

The challenge for our high school is this: On the last day of this term, the 18th June, the class that has man-aged to make the largest amount of Eco Bricks wins a prize … Of something yummy. We would like to use these to experiment on how to build with them. Thus, we have come up with an idea to build a gardening shed where all our tools and seeds can be housed. Let us see if this dream of ours can become a reality! It all depends on the willingness of our High School teenagers.