On the 8th of March, Calthorpe Park School hosted their second Water Explorer Water Festival in two years! The event was organised by a dedicated group of 30 students. For some it was their first Water Festival, while others had enjoyed being involved in organising last year’s Festival so much that they decided to do it all over again.
The day started with the children arriving to school wearing blue, and an assembly to introduce the whole of Year 7 to Water Explorer. The students also heard from someone from Dig Deep – a water charity that they had raised money for. The Year 7s then left the drama studio, and the Water Explorer Team got to work transforming the drama studio ready for their Water Festival.
By the time the Year 7s returned to the drama studio an hour and a half later, the room was full of all sorts of different activities for the guests to try out. All in all this creative bunch of Explorers came up with 10 different watery activities for their guests to try out. From writing water-saving pledges and decorating labels for reusable water bottles, to water-themed obstacle courses and even a fishing game, there was something for everyone!
Ella, 12 said: “Each stall has a different but important message to teach the students about precious water. I wanted to be involved again this year as I enjoyed the event last year and discovered brand new information about water”.
Well done on another waterful water-saving Water Festival Calthorpe Water Explorers. Keep spreading the water saving message!
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