Schools Challenge KS2

Schools and teachers, Teaching, Key Stage 2, Design technology, Science, Geography
Portrait of Nirinasoa fetching water at their dirty water source in Tsarafangitra village, Belavabary commune, Moramanga district, Alaotra Mangoro region, Madagascar. September 2016. WaterAid/Ernest Randriarimalala

The Water Challenge encourages Key Stage 2 pupils to appreciate the importance of clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.

These resources will help your pupils understand that millions of people just like Nirinasoa (above) don't have these basic essentials.

Over the course of the challenge, pupils will be asked to think about where water comes from, what life is like without clean water, and what makes a toilet accessible. They will also have the opportunity to design their own accessible toilets, and work together on a fundraising project.  

The four lessons included in the Water Challenge could be carried out as standalone lessons with the fourth lesson being an extended lesson, a design afternoon, or STEM session.