Schools Challenge KS1

WaterAid/Ernest Randriarimalala

The Schools Challenge encourages Key Stage 1 pupils to appreciate the fresh, clean water so freely available in the UK, and understand that millions of others around the world do not have this basic right.

It prompts children to think about what life would be like without clean water and develop a sense of empathy.

Pupils will learn about Nirinasoa (above), a little girl from Madagascar who makes a long trip to collect unsafe water at least three times a day for her family. Pupils will also explore the dangers of using unsafe water, with a focus on handwashing and hygiene.

There are four activities in the KS1 Schools Challenge, and each activity should last about an hour - although more time can be allocated if needed.