WaterAid teaches pupils the importance of clean water.
On Wednesday 22nd January, WaterAid visited Wilberforce Primary in Queen’s Park to teach pupils about the importance of clean water, safe toilets and good hygiene.
The visit was part of the school’s involvement in A Future without Rubbish which seeks to teach children how to care for and protect the environment. It was also one of the ways in which the school delivers an Education with Character – an education which encourages pupils to become responsible and compassionate individuals.
During the visit, Elizabeth Sparrow from WaterAid gave pupils an insight into the charity’s vital work across the world to ensure everyone has access to safe drinking water. In an inspirational talk, she told pupils how WaterAid is transforming lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities.
Khadijah, a Year 5 pupil, said:
"I really enjoyed the assembly about WaterAid and want to help. We're really lucky to be able to drink from a tap here but I want to help those that can't drink safe water."
Elizabeth Sparrow said:
“I very much enjoyed visiting Wilberforce Primary. I hope that I was able to bring WaterAid's work to life by sharing with the children the effect that the water and sanitation crisis has on children around the world and exploring the simple solutions that are helping solve the crisis.”
Wilberforce Primary Head Teacher Claire Macfie said:
“We are very much looking forward to welcoming WaterAid back to the school in the summer term. Our Wilberforce Eco-Council will put their creative hats on and organise the event. Thank you to A Future without Rubbish for organising today’s assembly!”
Year 3 teacher Mark Jackson said:
“It was great to see the children so engaged and to realise how lucky we are to have clean, safe water. We have already started to plan ideas on how we, as a school, can support WaterAid."
Iolanda Alexandru, A Future without Rubbish’ representative, said:
“We are making pupils aware, to change behaviour towards all waste streams and work towards finding all the possible sustainable solutions. It was educational and inspirational to have Water Aid UK’s volunteer hold an assembly, this morning.”