Dsc8047 Schulehorw 2

WFW SCHOOL

Together with WfW, schools integrate Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) with a focus on water in their daily routine. By doing so, they take up a pioneering role in shaping the future of this precious resource.


CONCEPT

WfW supports schools in strengthening competences concerning the subject water. Partner schools promote drinking tap water instead of bottled water, their teachers integrate Education for Sustainable Development with a focus on water, and the pupils design projects in which they apply their acquired knowledge independently.

Drinking tap water in school. WASSER FÜR WASSER (WfW)

DRINKING TAP WATER AT SCHOOL

Pupils, teachers and other employees are encouraged to avoid drinking bottled water and instead drink fresh tap water. Info material will be provided to raise awareness of the environmental added value of tap water and to apply the knowledge learned in their daily routine.

Water and Plastic in class. WASSER FÜR WASSER (WfW)

WATER IN CLASS

Teachers are encouraged to include the challenges facing our water resources in classroom lessons. Corresponding lessons are currently in development. They will be based on the structure and the interconnected approach of Curriculum 21.

Water Awareness Day Steinhausen WATER FOR WATER (WfW)

WATER PROJECTS

Pupils will apply their acquired knowledge independently through projects. This can be through the organisation of an event or the realisation of a project in or around the school. This will enable pupils to play a key role in the sustainable design of their educational environment.

WHOLE SCHOOL APPROACH

Icon WfW Bottle. WASSER FÜR WASSER (WfW)

Sustainable impact

The stainless steel bottle is the ambassador of the concept in school life and beyond. The support of WfW project work contributes to the sustainable use of water throughout Switzerland as well as in Zambia and Mozambique.


Icon School. WASSER FÜR WASSER (WfW)

Inclusion of all stakeholders

Partner schools will implement the concept at all levels. School management, teachers, pupils and parents will jointly create a new school water culture.


Icon Network WASSER FÜR WASSER (WfW)

Communal networking

Cooperation with municipal services such as the local water supplier creates significant added value. With WfW OFFICE, WfW offers a concept for non-school institutions and supports them in their networking efforts.


IMPLEMENTATION

Details of the partnership will be agreed with each school. We will gladly visit schools interested in learning more about the concept as well as the various options available for implementation.

Drinking tap water

WfW supplies partner schools with carafes, glasses and stainless steel bottles, as required, to promote the drinking of tap water in schools and for various school events.

Organising a Water Day

Partner schools conduct a Water Day in cooperation with WfW once a year. The event is organised largely by the pupils, who operate their own school lessons. In addition, they will be encouraged to have fun collecting donations for WfW projects in Zambia and Mozambique.

Communication

WfW supplies partner schools with info material such as plaques or posters, as required. These make the added value of tap water visible every day - for example when placed next to a tap in the classroom.

Partner contributions

Partner schools support WfW with an annual contribution to cover the costs. The amount depends on the WfW service requested. The costs for providing the initial service package are included in the tailored offer.


Nadia Stalder. Schulhhaus Zentrum Horw. WASSER FÜR WASSER (WfW)

«Our pupils experience education for sustainable development up close every day. As a WfW partner school, we receive support in raising awareness among young people about the responsible use of the natural resource water and promoting the drinking of tap water.»

Nadia Stalder, Teacher and Project Manager Schoolhouse Culture, Schulhaus Zentrum Horw

BECOME A PARTNER

Stainless Steel Bottle in Class. WASSER FÜR WASSER (WfW)

JOIN US - WfW SCHOOL

Contact us for a non-binding discussion.

WEITERSTÖBERN