On Friday 22nd it was World Water Day. To celebrate water as an essential resource our Water Explorers and some of the Year 7s were invited to bake cakes and sell them at break time. The tables were laden with an incredible number of delicious big cakes, cup cakes, brownies and cookies. Almost all of the cakes sold and we were just left with a few crumbs at the end. We raised a staggering £150.45 which has been donated to the charity 'Toilet Twinning' to help provide sanitation facilities in Malawi - one of the countries affected by Cyclone Idai. We will receive certificates and put them on one of the cubicle doors in both the boys and girls toilets - they will act as a reminder of water as a precious global resource.
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