Water Wise - Scoil Naomh Áine NS

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On the first of June students from 2nd, 4th and 5th class took part in a Water Wise Workshop. Padraig spoke to the children about a number of different topics relating to water such as: what we use it for, the activities that we use the most and least amounts of water for and how we should conserve it. He also spoke to the children about the water cycle and how this works. They played many fun and interesting games and learned a lot of new information about water.

The children learned that

  • It takes 2,500l of water to make a t-shirt.

  • A person uses on average 3,000l of water a day.

  • Washing machines use between 45l and 65l of water each time they are used.

  • A power shower uses 125l of water on average every time we use it. A bath on average uses 80l where as an ordinary shower uses 30l of water.

  • Brushing your teeth with the tap on uses 6l as opposes to washing your teeth with the tap off, which uses 1l.

Each child took away with them their water pledge, which says what they are going to do to try and conserve water. The children know now that water is a very important part of our lives. We use it every day for many different things. We all need to work much harder to conserve the water that we use.

Remember it is time we realise we need to be water wise.

By Richard Murphy and Denis Mc Carthy.- 5th class

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