World Water Day

Pupils took part in World Water Day on Thursday 22nd March. 4EM looked at the difference between clean and dirty water. They realised how lucky we are to be able to get clean water from a tap, when people in other countries like Africa have to walk for miles just to collect water that is dirty. 3H thought about what it would be like to carry water on their heads for miles and 3G learnt about the Simango school in Zambia, where pupils had to walk to a snake-infested river to wash and drink until WaterAid paid for a borehole and water pump for the village. In assembly at the end of the day, 4EM shared their work about clean and dirty water and twenty pupils tried the pipeline challenge, attempting to transfer the water from one container to another by pouring it along a long line without spilling a drop. We didn’t quite manage it and it made us realise how hard it would be to have to carry our water, rather than getting it from a tap!

All pupils have been taking part over the last five weeks in our Walking Challenge for WaterAid. The grand total of steps completed by the whole school was a fantastic 818, 489!  This is equivalent to 102 water trips made by a woman or child in Africa who does not have a well in their village. Thank you to those of you who have already sponsored your child for the walking challenge – there is still time to do so, by returning the sponsor form via the home-school book.

Posted by Laura on March 22nd 2018

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