On 30 and 31 January, Water Aid volunteers delivered a number of workshops to Key Stage 2 children as part of their PSCHE topic ‘Star Fish Malawi’. Children watched slide shows and videos as well as taking part in discussions and demonstrations to understand the valuable international work undertaken by the charity.
The workshop commenced with a comparison between the daily access to water children in this country have and the situation in various parts of Africa and India. Pupils looked at the impact of being able to obtain safe, clean water compared to the life-threatening problems caused by contaminated water and unhygienic conditions.
Pupils were shocked to learn that many children their age had to travel several miles each day before school to fetch an average of 10 litres of water from the nearest water pumps. Boys and girls found it difficult to carry 10 litres of water just around the classroom.
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