When it’s pouring down with rain, stopping you from getting outside into the playground, it can be hard to think of water as something we need to worry about. But for millions of people, in other parts of the world, shortage, availability and sanitation of water is a daily concern.
World Water Day
is an international event, organised by the UN. It’s designed to offer all of us an opportunity to learn more about water related issues, be inspired to tell others and take action to make a difference. World Water Day dates back to the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development where an international observance for water was recommended. The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day. It has been held annually since then.
This year’s theme is Water and Jobs… Today, almost half of the world's workers - 1.5 billion people - work in water related sectors and nearly all jobs depend on water and those that ensure its safe delivery. Yet the millions of people who work in water are often not recognised or protected by basic labour rights.
There are loads of ways you can use the school playground to learn about water. Here are our top five websites with lesson ideas and teaching resources.
Education Scotland – World Water Day
The Guardian – How to teach World Water Day
Water.org – Lesson plans
Twinkl – our friends have loads of resources for World Water Day
Water Day ideas on Pinterest
– a great board… and don’t miss ours,
If you’re thinking about integrating water play in your play space then why not talk to us about our
water related products
– like our Flow Wall or Play Stations. You could even think about how water is used in jobs with our car wash!
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