REPORT ON THE WATER BUTT CHALLENGE:
Water butt is the challenge taken by the school to save water. Students of IPGS collected water during rainy season from last two weeks whenever it rained in a container in school as well as at home.
A container was used to collect water in school.
•As visible by the graph rainfall during two weeks could save only an amount of 1.2 litres of water in a single container . This was probably due to scanty rainfall even during the monsoon period in Noida, IPGS locality.
•It was also observed that as rainfall in India is very erratic that is-- only for a few months(July to September). In some areas rainfall is heavy and in some areas there is almost no rainfall so, rain collection is a difficult task .
•Due to our team work people got understood many easy ideas to save water at home.
•People became more aware to save water.
•The students talked about the water butt project with their families and friends. This encouraged the community as a whole in becoming more aware of the water challenges our world of today faces and learnt about simple ways of preserving water
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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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