Make Your Own Challenge
I was lucky enough to work with Indaprastha School in India through the Connecting Classrooms project with the British Council. The Water Explorer project provided a perfect project to connect our two schools, and pupils from England and India have been sharing ideas on the importance of water since the teaching exchange.
Whilst in India I invited two speakers from Earth Watch to run a workshop for the Indian children on the importance of water. They created their own pledges for saving water in their school and local community. They will also complete the freshwater watch programme where they have the opportunity to test the quality of water in their local community. Results from this will be uploaded onto an international database so governments can identify polluted rivers.
We have been using Skype to share our thoughts and ideas on the water projects. It has been an excellent way to develop a deeper understanding of the issues of clean water in both India and England as well as growing relationships between the children in our two countries.
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