Y5 Water Explorers presented an assembly to the whole of KS2 today on their Water Festival which is planned for the 15th June. They explained how the fashion industry uses hundreds of litres of fresh water for every item of clothing made. The explorers suggested ways in which people could reduce the amount of clothing they buy and introduced their plan to run a Fashion Show and Swap Shop. They asked for models, stage hands, items of used clothing and even launched a 'second hand clothes' team challenge where groups will be given a bag of random clothing and need to put together the best outfit. There will be prizes for the winners at the Water Festival. Anyone who brings in an item of clothing will be able to swap it for something different at the event. All of KS2 responded really positively - it's something to really look forard to when SATs have finished!
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