This week twenty-one Year 7 students accepted the challenge to find a real solution to a global problem. The focus of the Stop the Spread challenge was on improving hygiene as a way of reducing the spread of infectious diseases. In four teams, students designed a device to capture rainwater to be used for handwashing. The project required the students to apply their knowledge of how infectious diseases are spread and think creatively within a budget. They developed team-working, communication and problem-solving skills to build a model of their product using recycled materials and produce education materials suitable for primary school children in Kenya. Our students rose to the challenge magnificently.