To support Year 5’s topic of water the children’s 5 geography lesson on Tuesday 28th November was delivered by a speaker from the charity WaterAid.
As well as participating in a water facts quiz, the children learnt through a slide show and short film that 1 in 9 people in the world do not have access to clean water and that many children have to walk a long way to collect water and carry it back to their homes. Working in small groups the children had to decide how they would use 10 litres of water per person per day. What would they prioritise? Would it be drinking, washing clothes, brushing their teeth, washing the cooking pots or having a shower? The children soon realised 10 litres was simply not enough for all of the water uses they take for granted and they had to make choices as many people living in the developing world have to on a daily basis.
Overall this was a thought provoking, informative and valuable lesson.