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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.