The Unified Water Label Association has launched a school project to celebrate Water Saving Week (23- 27 May).

A pilot project was run in two primary schools in Kent, earlier this year, with the results and feedback from this shaping the school’s pack, which will be available to download from the UWLA website, from 06 June.

The project pack includes templates and information to guide schools through their own project.  Activities such as water-themed tasks, including a fun water survey that children can do at home. There is guidance on how to bring the results back to class, record and discuss. All tasks have been designed to link into the National Curriculum.

A short PowerPoint presentation on the origins of water is also available. This covers how water is used, and wasted with an explanation of the ‘Water Label’.

The pilot project also included a poster competition for Key Stage 2 pupils, with a theme of ‘saving water’.  Prizes were awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places and all entries received a free UWLA water bottle. The winning posters are displayed in local shops and businesses.   

UWLA MD Yvonne Orgill said, “It is really important that we reach hearts and minds on water efficiency as early as possible.  The school project will encourage children to learn about environmental issues and to think about the consequences of their choices and behaviours.  By developing a greater understanding of the need to use water wisely and the link between water and energy efficiency, we can collectively make a difference for the benefit of the planet.”

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