'Water' Lot of Fun at Fairview Primary School
26 April 2010 8:51Northern Ireland Water’s (NI Water) educational programme, H2O and the Wonderful World of Water, is set to make a splash at Fairview Primary School on Thursday 22nd April.
The main topic of the day is water conservation. The children will hear first hand why water is such a precious resource, and through a series of games and activities, discover just how water wise they are.
The children are introduced to H20, a water drop figure and mascot for the programme. Practical demonstrations and presentations are used to explain how water is cleaned and to encourage the children to think about how they can use water more wisely. At the end of the session, pupils complete a water drop pledge naming one way they promise to save water.
Jane Jackson, NI Water’s Environmental Education Manager discusses:
‘‘NI Water places great importance on educating young people in the vital role water plays in our lives. H2O is a fun way for children to learn about the water cycle, why clean water is essential for good health and how they can help to conserve this precious resource.
“We are delighted with the positive feedback we have received from schools who have participated in our H20 programme. It’s a fantastic way for us to work within the local community and educate future generations of water users.’
The programme is aimed at Key Stage 2 and designed to complement a key element of Northern Ireland Primary Curriculum – the ‘World Around Us’.
A teachers’ learning pack, with further classroom activities and additional information is available to download from www.niwater.com/education.