Buxton schoolchildren had a splashing good time celebrating World Water Day on Monday.
The youngsters from Buxton Community School and St Anne’s, Burbage, Harpur Hill and Peak Dale primary schools participated in water-related games and challenges.
Set by Nestlé Waters in partnership with charity Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), the activities included ‘Aqua Bodies’, in which pupils learned about the function of water in their bodies, ‘A Drop in the Bucket’, which helped explain why drinking water is a limited resource and ‘The Incredible Journey’, where with the roll of a dice, students could simulate the movement of water within the water cycle.
World Water Day, organised by the United Nations, sees children all over the world taking part in activities which highlight the importance of fresh water globally.
“Water is so important to Buxton and so we’re delighted that we can keep working with local children year-on-year for this fun yet important project,” said Siân Chapman, Nestlé Waters’ World Water Day project manager.
“It’s important to us to be involved in this fantastic annual event, so that we can share our knowledge and expertise of water with the wider community and help more people understand the importance of fresh water.”