At ABIS we celebrated Earth Day on April 28th and 29th with a focus on water.
785 million people in the world live without clean water.
That’s nearly 1 in 10 people worldwide. The majority live in isolated rural areas and spend hours every day walking to collect water for their family. Not only does walking for water keep children out of school or take up time that parents could be used to earn money, but the water often carries diseases that can make everyone sick.
But access to clean water means education, income, and health – especially for women and kids.
In the PYP, each class or year group worked on an age-appropriate activity, all MYP classes tried to step into the shoes of kids, who have to carry water every day.
Additionally, we kindly asked every ABIS student to donate 1 euro (more was possible). ABIS will donate the money to the following non-profit organization: www.charitywater.org and 100% of our donation bring clean water to people in need.
For Earth Day in the ELC we were talking about why water is so precious and what we need water for. We created our own water filter with materials from the playground and inquired how we can change dirty to clean water! We also enjoyed some fun water Art! Thanks to all the parents for the donations!
Predict how much water in specific situations we need to collect.
Real life scenarios, from different countries where problems to collect water are present. Students had to fetch the water from Danube on their own and along the way they were challenged or helped with different activities in order to get a clearer understanding of how some people around the globe deal with water needs.
Other activities included math, english and science. For students that managed to do the right prediction, the school gave prizes (fresh fruit). The water that was collected will be used to water the flowers in the school.