Lachlan De Beer and Jack Curtain are just two students in a sea of many acutely aware of an immense task ahead of them - saving the planet from the looming climate crisis.
At just nine years old, they know significant changes need to happen now and it is down to them to take action.
"We have to try to improve the atmosphere otherwise we'll be living in engine smoke," Lachlan said.
Climate change has rapidly become the biggest issue on young people's minds at Casuarina Street Primary School, science teacher Anthony Bartlett said.
They join thousands of young people globally who are concerned for the future and taking matters into their own hands - last week school students and regular workers went on strike in protest of the federal government's inaction on climate change.
"They are seeing what is happening and taking action," Mr Bartlett said.
They are talking about what the future holds for them and what changes have to be made.
"They are far more aware of the environment than when I was at school because they have to be."
Clubs like Plastic is not Fantastic have popped up to tackle waste, renewables are a constant topic of discussion in the classroom, and a school-wide project is seeing the development of small solar powered cars.
Casuarina Street Primary students, today, saw their projects come to life as the Aurora solar car propelled through the school on its fourth solar-powered trip from Darwin to Adelaide.
Bringing solar technology to regional towns as part of the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, the idea is to inspire the next generation into pathways that will build a sustainable future.
"If we have more students engaged with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects we are more likely to have more of these solar powered cars on the road in the future, and more careers and jobs developed in these industries," Aurora outreach program facilitator Martin Brook said.
For Lachlan De Beer and Jack Curtain, two aspiring mechanics, the visit was a first-hand glimpse into their future.
They are working on making their own solar powered car run a little faster than the speed it is currently geared at.
"We can change the world with solar cars," Lachlan said.
"We are trying to make the oceans and cities a better place instead of a smoggy place."
Their concerns are in line with many globally - the bleaching of the coral reef, the immense amount of plastic produced every day, the destruction of trees and the increasing emissions emitted into the atmosphere.
But they are hoping their actions of today will spark change for the future.
"I want to someday have more solar cars and less plastic so future generations can live better and see more," Jack said.
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