High Peak students learn about the importance of water

Nestle Waters, World Water Day, year three, Burbage Primary School Buxton
Nestle Waters, World Water Day, year three, Burbage Primary School Buxton

Buxton schools made a splash when they took part in a variety of activities on to celebrate UN World Water Day 2016.

The international day, which was held on Tuesday, March 22, is an annual event that sees children across the world taking part in educational activities to highlight the importance of water.

The Nestle Waters team with Mayor Stewart Young and teachers at World Water Day, Burbage Primary School Buxton

The Nestle Waters team with Mayor Stewart Young and teachers at World Water Day, Burbage Primary School Buxton

Pupils from Harpur Hill, Burbage, Peak Dale and Fairfield Juniors all took part in the project designed by Nestlé Waters in partnership with Project WET designed to teach the importance of drinking enough water and help children identify the effects of dehydration.

Mayor of High Peak, Councillor Stewart Young, said: “It has been brilliant to attend the events going on in Buxton for World Water Day.

“Our community has such a strong link to water and it is fantastic to see our next generation being taught the importance of water to our health and local environment.”

The activities also taught the importance of water conservation, and came as Nestlé Waters released new poll results showing that young people are half as likely as their elders to take steps to conserve water.

Siân Chapman, Nestlé Waters, World Water Day project manager, said: “Today’s poll findings highlight the importance of educational initiatives in sharing knowledge and expertise about water in Buxton and with the wider community.

Nestlé Waters’ work to help educate children with its Get Better with Nature Campaign.