The last week in April was a busy and fun-packed one at Ashbourne ETNS! The Green Schools Committee organised ‘Water Week’ which was a whole week dedicated to conserving water. We learned all about how to be ‘water wise’, which means making a big effort to save as much water as we can.
We had different activities to do during each day of ‘Water Week’. We did experiments and SESE lessons based on water and why there is a need to conserve it. We took part in ‘Blackout Thursday’ which was a day when all classes tried to last the whole day without using any electricity. Lots of classes succeeded and as a reward, they got an extra 15 minutes of playtime outside!
On the Friday, the senior classes came up with Water Pledges and the junior classes created ‘Be Water Wise’ posters. The boys and girls on the Green Schools Committee then chose the best water pledge from the senior classes and the best water poster from each junior class. Áine’s 4th class won the water pledge competition. All classes will learn it off by heart as a reminder of how important it is to save water. Take a look at the water pledge and the poster winners below!
We really enjoyed Water Week and look forward to saving lots of water at school and at home from now on!