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WaterAid becomes a friend of Eco-Schools

11 Apr 2016

WaterAid has joined up with Eco-Schools to offer schools more ways to make learning about water fun.

Eco-Schools is an international award programme that provides a simple framework to help make sustainability an integral part of school life. Eco-Schools can help enhance the curriculum and get the whole school united behind something important whilst bringing about behaviour change. What’s more, by addressing environmental issues and reducing waste, schools save money, which can be reinvested elsewhere.

Schools will be able to utilise WaterAid resources and activities to help them progress through the three internationally recognised awards – Bronze, Silver and the Green Flag award, which symbolises excellence in the field of environmental activity.

Learning about water usage in developing countries around the world, and drawing parallels with their own environment will help put global water issues into context, and build foundations for taking action. Pupils will also have the opportunity to come up with exciting ideas about how to make water sustainable for their entire school.

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For more information, please contact Laura Crowley at LauraCrowley@wateraid.org or on 020 7793 4965.

Notes to editor

WaterAid’s vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation.  The international organisation works in 37 countries across Africa, Asia, Central America and the Pacific Region to transform lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in some of the world’s poorest communities.  Since 1981, WaterAid has reached 23 million people with safe water and, since 2004, 21 million people with sanitation.  For more information, visit www.wateraid.org, follow @WaterAidUK on Twitter, or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wateraid.

  • Around 900 children die every day from diseases caused by dirty water and poor sanitation.
  • Over 650 million people (around one in ten) are without safe water
  • Over 2.3 billion people (around one in three) live without improved sanitation
  • Just £15 can help provide one person with access to safe water.