Congratulations to Calthorpe Park School in Hampshire, for being the UK's Water Explorer Team of the Month for March!
The Calthorpe Park Water Explorers have returned to Water Explorer for a second year, and this time round they’ve focused on Precious Water. In March they completed the Precious Water Mission, and held their very own Water Festival.
We were particularly impressed with their ‘Make Your Own Challenge’ this month. For this, the team decided to design a Water Quiz which they then delivered in tutor time to every form in the school – that’s 1150 students in total! Ever conscious of their water-saving mission, the team of Water Explorers marked the quizzes and returned the sheets with the correct answers to educate each form about water saving issues and methods, and selected a winning form to receive a prize!
Continuing to share their water saving knowledge, the Calthorpe Park Water Explorers held a Water Festival for all 250 Year 7 students to attend. For the Festival, the Explorers came up with 10 different activities which they set up around their school drama studio to get their peers thinking about water. From writing water-saving pledges and decorating labels for reusable water bottles, to tackling water-themed obstacle courses and even a fishing game, there was something for everyone!
Congratulations Calthorpe Eco Club and thanks for all your great water saving work!
The Water Explorer team
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.
Contact the Water Explorer team through [email protected] with any questions on how Water Explorer can help you achieve sustainability success.
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