Following on from our work with Chelsea Prep school in South Africa and our design of a dry river bed in our year 2 garden ,we were delighted to welcome visitors from Shirley Lions and Notcutts garden centre last week when they came to judge our gardens for the Shirley Lions School Gardening competition. The children were so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the work they have been doing. They spoke about the recent drought in South Africa and the reasons behind their design.
Mrs O'Keefe even missed the football on Saturday to go to hear the results! We were thrilled to win the Infant category for the dry river bed garden and Highly Commended for the Year 4 plastic recycling garden.One of the teachers from a neighbouring school commented that as soon as she had seen a garden promoting saving water, she knew it was us! Our message is getting through!
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