Buxton schools took part on Friday and Monday the 23rd of March in a whole host of fun games and educational activities to celebrate World Water Day 2015. The international day organised by the United Nations is an annual event that sees children all over the world taking part in activities which highlight the importance of fresh water globally.
Local interactive events were supported by Nestlé Waters and Charity Project WET (Water Education for Teachers). The activities were designed to help local Buxton children think about water conservation and healthy hydration.
The fun-filled day saw pupils aged 7 – 13 years old from St Anne’s Catholic School, Burbage Primary School, Harpur Hill, Buxton Community School and Peak Dale Primary School in Buxton get involved with water-related games and challenges. Set by Nestlé Waters in partnership with Project WET, 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.
Siân Chapman, Nestlé Waters, World Water Day project manager, commented:
“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. Not only about its role in their own bodies, but also correct water management and its impact on people 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.”
Nestlé Waters’ work to help educate children on the value of water for World Water Day goes hand in hand with its Get Better with Nature Campaign, an initiative run in partnership with the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.
Get Better with Nature aims to help communities around Buxton connect with the natural environment and better understand the many health and wellbeing benefits it offers. Launched in 2014, the campaign has been able to make a tangible, positive impact in Buxton, from the creation of a new wet meadowland in the heart of the town to running an education programme with up to 90 local primary school children
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Nestlé Waters is the world’s leading bottled water company, boasting a product portfolio of plain and sparkling water brands including S. Pellegrino®, Aqua Panna®, Perrier®, Buxton Natural Mineral Water® and Nestlé Pure Life®. Nestlé Waters takes pride in helping its local communities and the environment with a variety initiatives. The company has invested over £35million in a state-of-the-art factory in Buxton and produces one of the lightest weight bottled water products in the UK, using an average of 25 per cent less PET plastic across the range of Buxton and Nestlé Pure Life. The factory achieved BREEAM Excellent for sustainable building and design and the Nestlé Waters business in the UK has been independently audited as zero waste to landfill. The company also supports biodiversity on its site with a butterfly meadow.