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Water is used at school to keep us clean and hydrated, and to do the same for our school environment. But we can make small changes that will make the planet even greener.

Water at school

  • Don’t leave the tap running when washing your hands and always turn taps off tightly when you finish using them.
  • Wash paint brushes in a bucket or ice cream container.
  • Nominate water monitors to check for leaking and running taps.
  • Use brooms rather than hoses to clean up.
  • Install water tanks for use in gardens.
  • Mulch gardens to retain moisture in the soil and reduce evaporation, and add water crystals to enhance water absorption in the soil and water plants at their base.
  • Invite the children to make an environmental map of the community to identify resources and sites in need of protection and improvement.