Beaconhurst Eco committee (the Beaconhurst Water Warriors) were proud to be UK Water explorers of the month in November. We used our prize money to Twin a toilet with a village in need of better sanitation facilities and clean water in the Democratic republic of Congo. You can find the precise location of the toilet at http://bit.ly/2kVvoOM. As well as providing the better sanitation facilities and clean water the Toilet Twinning charity also uses the donation to provide an education to the people on the need for sanitation and how to take appropriate measures. It is a vital combination that works together to help prevent the spread of diseases and keeps children healthier and gives them the chance to go to school and helps the parents who are well enough to grow enough food to feed their family and work their land. It will also make people less likely to have the risk of being bitten by snakes as they go to the toilet in the grass and it makes women and girls less likely a target for sexual assault as they go to the toilet.
We would recommend Toilet twinning to other schools. For more information please visit http://www.toilettwinning.org/
By Robyn McKinnon, Eco committee rep for S6 at Beaconhurst school
Completing Challenges will help you climb the Water Explorer leaderboard. In addition, your project work can be used to support CREST and Eco-Schools Awards.
CREST Award (British Science Association)
Each year, over 32,000 CREST Awards are undertaken by 11-to-19-year-olds, giving them opportunities to explore real-world science, technology, engineering and maths projects in an exciting way.
Use Water Explorer Challenges as a basis for a CREST Bronze Award. To get the Award, you’ll need to spend at least 10 hours on your project. Find out more about CREST Bronze Award here.
Tackle Water Explorer Challenges and gather evidence to apply for an Eco-Schools Award. Challenges address several Eco-School topics including Water, Waste, Biodiversity and Global Citizenship. Take the plunge and go for your Green Flag Award! Find out more about Eco-Schools England here.
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Global Action Plan UK (GAP UK) is an environmental behaviour change charity that has been helping people to adopt more sustainable lifestyles for over 20 years. GAP UK works with schools, communities and businesses to develop and deliver programmes that change behaviours.
GAP UK led the design of the global WaterExplorer programme and is coordinating its delivery across the 11 countries. You can find out more about us at www.globalactionplan.org.uk