Crowdys Hill School's Lights For Learning Workshop

On the 15th April all Year 9 pupils took part in a workshop with Lights for Learning.  Lights for learning is a charity based in Cricklade that builds solar lighting to support those in the disadvantaged parts of the world. The aim of the day was to raise awareness and compare life in Zambia to their own.   In addition to this they could produce something to help the children in Zambia.  The pupils made solar light units from scratch.  These lights are to go out to Kamwi Primary School to enable learning to take place when light reduces.

The task was met with positivity and enthusiasm by all and despite the fiddly, physical challenges for some, everyone made at least 2 light units, some made 7.  The students were supported by school staff, the team from Lights for Learning and representatives of the Cirencester Rotary Club who very kindly donated £1000 to fund the project.

The lights will be fitted in the school by the local Zambian team who have been trained by Lights for Learning.  Doug Staff from Crowdys Hill School will be escorting the lights to Zambia and will work with the team to install them.  Each light will be accompanied by a postcard from the year 9 pupils and a booklet about themselves.  We are hopeful that the pupils of Kamwi Primary School will write back to us with information about their life.


Aerial Footage of a School Fitted in 2014

One of the schools we fitted lights in to in 2014

Posted by Roger Mugridge on Friday, 17 April 2015


Crowdys Hill School pupils help light the way for children in Zambia

PUPILS from Crowdys Hill School were a shining example when they made lights to help children in Zambia.

The Year 9 students at the school, in Jefferies Avenue, took part in the projection in partnership with Lights for Learning.

The charity, based in Cricklade, builds solar-powered lighting to support those in disadvantaged parts of the world.

And at the event on Wednesday, the youngsters made 94 lights which will now be donated to the Kamwi School, in Zambia.