Congratulations to the Tyne Team Water Explorers from Corbridge Middle School in Northumberland on winning UK School of the Month for June.
The team have been doing Water Explorer in conjunction with CREST awards, so have approached everything as a science experiment – creating water pumps, water filtration systems, and comparing the quality of tap and bottled water. They've put a lot of effort into planning their experiments, carrying them out, and then writing them up afterwards, and sharing their results!
The team are busy at the moment planning their Water Festival for next week, which will be a whole school assembly. They have decided that the key message they want to get across during their assembly is that we need to reduce the number of plastic bottles we use, and then throw away. They have some great ideas for how to demonstrate to their fellow students how big an issue this is, which we're sure will capture everyone's attention.
Good luck Tyne Team with your assembly, and congratulations on being a very worthy School of the Month! We're looking forward to hearing all about your Water Festival, and finding out what you choose as your School of the Month prize!
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