Water is a precious, finite resource that is needed for life on Earth. In the UK, we are very fortunate to have some of the highest quality tap water in the world and yet many still buy water packaged in plastic bottles.
It’s time we Rethink Water. How we use it, how we consume it and how we teach our kids about it. Our population is growing fast, and climate change is bringing greater risk of both drought and flooding. We all need to change how we understand and value water.
That’s why we’ve teamed up with City to Sea to launch Rethink Water – a free education programme that aims to empower children to become responsible consumers of water and guardians of the environment.
Driving change at school and beyond
Designed by teachers, for teachers, the programme uncovers some of the facts and myths about bottled and tap water, educates children about why they should refill and reuse containers and enables them to discover top water-saving tips.
The resources have been developed for Key Stage 2 students and include:
- Assembly packs that can be delivered by guest speakers
- ‘Big water day’ activities
- Lesson plans for English, Maths, Geography and Art
- Homework to encourage kids to be ambassadors for change in their homes and communities
Signing up to the Rethink Water programme will help schools achieve the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals targets and to achieve the UK Government target of schools going single-use plastic-free by 2022. It will also help schools be recognised in the International Eco Schools Green Flag award.
Register your interest today
Rethink Water is being piloted at 10 schools across Southampton before being rolled-out to over 300 schools across the South of England in the next 18 months.
If you know a school that would be interested in signing up for this free training, they can register their interest by emailing rethinkwater@city to sea.org.uk.
Find out more at refill.org.uk/rethink-water.