Rethink Water

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:

Rethink Water, a new education programme, is helping pupils to learn how to save water and protect the environment.

It has been launched by environmental not-for-profit organisation City to Sea and is free for schools.

Rethink Water is for key stage 2 students and aims to educate and empower them to reduce water consumption and tackle plastic pollution.

Created in partnership with Southern Water, the programme will initially launch as a pilot project with 10 schools across Southampton and will then roll out to more than 300 schools across the South of England in the next 18 months. Schools are being urged to sign up online.

Key elements include tackling myths about bottled and tap water, encouraging children to use refill and reuse containers, and discovering and sharing tips on how to save water.

Free resources include assembly packs as well as “big water day” activities and lesson plans for subjects including English, maths, geography and art.

Being part of the programme will also help schools be recognised in the International Eco Schools Green Flag award.

The project comes off the back of the Rethink Periods campaign which saw City to Sea roll-out a free, nationwide schools programme offering unbiased information on the period products available and their impact on the environment.

Natalie Fée, the CEO and founder of City to Sea, said: “Young people are leading the agenda on the climate and ecological crisis and no longer accepting the inaction of older generations. This is our effort to help arm them with the information they need to be the best possible ambassadors for the changes we need to see.”

City to Sea is a not-for-profit body that campaigns to stop plastic pollution at source.

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