Early Years Resources
Water – the stuff of life.
For this reason, we need to make sure there is enough to go around.
A changing climate and a growing population could mean more and more of us having to share less and less water. And it is not just the water we all use to drink, cook and clean; farms and businesses also need lots of water, as does the natural environment, the plants and animals we share the planet with.
That makes water conservation a pressing issue, here in the UK and around the world. And there are other reasons to use less. Treating and pumping water to homes, schools and businesses uses huge amounts of energy, while heating it adds to everyone’s bills.
We are proud to be working in partnership with WaterAid, which works to bring clean, safe water and sanitation to people the world over. Their inspirational, life-changing work means they have a wealth of fantastic resources to help with your lessons.
Project idea 1: Water Warriors
Get your whole school involved in the fight for clean water. Sign up to WaterAid’s non-uniform day with a difference and get access to loads of free resources for your class. Register your schools’ interest today and receive craft activities, curriculum-linked lesson ideas, posters, stickers and more! For 1 in 10 children around the world, it’s normal to have to collect water from a muddy pond, and normal to miss lessons because they are sick from drinking it. Together, we can change this!
Project idea 2: Visit your local authority
Making links with your local water company is a great way to bring the water topic to life. Many water companies have education centres with experts on hand to inspire your students. They can also come to you, giving talks and workshops in school. Your pupils could document their visit with photos, videos and diaries that they could then present to the rest of the school. See which water companies are official Eco-schools partners and arrange your visit today!
STEM Learning: How can we clean our dirty water?
Activity: Thames Water – Marina Ventura Inside Water
Activity: Kingfisher Education – Water Awareness Workshop
Activity: WaterAid – Primary Resources
Activity: Southern Water -Waterwise Packs
Activity: MIW Water Cooler Experts – Water, water everywhere
Activity: The Pod – Find The Missing Litre
You can find a greener version of pretty much everything your school uses; pencils, carpets, uniforms, energy. Here you can investigate how you can ‘green’ your schoolInteractive Eco-School