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Do you have budding innovators in your class ready to take on a new challenge?

Challenge: Water is our exciting new secondary school programme developed with our UK water industry partners.

What is Challenge: Water?

Challenge Water encourages young people to use their creativity and skills to come up with innovative solutions to water issues both in their local area and worldwide.

Closely linked to the national curriculum, the initiative provides a chance to connect schools with water companies and experts in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Saffron Walden County High School
Saffron Walden County High School

How does it work?

Students work in teams and compete against other schools to solve water and sanitation issues.

After taking part in two sessions led by WaterAid, students are set the challenge of designing a new and innovative water-saving product, and developing a campaign to raise awareness and change behaviour and attitudes towards water usage.

During the Challenge: Water sessions, students are given the tools to develop the skills needed to investigate water usage in their community. The sessions use games, debates, films and activities to help students understand why water is a crucial issue in the UK and around the world.

Teams will be supported along the way by industry experts, STEM ambassadors and WaterAid.

Challenge: Water also gives students the chance to learn more about the range of STEM careers that are available.

How your school can get involved

We are currently piloting the programme with Affinity Water, and working with schools in their area.

We hope to roll the programme out to other schools from Spring 2016.

To register your interest, please email challengewater@wateraid.org or call Anja ffrench on 0207 793 4462.