Water Action Day 2016

Posted by admin on April 29, 2016 in Uncategorized

Kilberry N.S. held their Water Action Day today to consolidate our efforts as a ‘Green School’ as we work towards our third green flag for water. Kilberry turned blue as all staff and pupils wore blue clothing for our action day.

Experiments on the theme of water were conducted in the school hall by members of the water committee and each class had an opportunity to see the experiments in action.

Oisín and Aoife demonstrating how plants drink!

Oisín and Aoife demonstrating how plants drink!

Cody, Darragh and Cian investigate whether oil and water can mix?

Cody, Darragh and Cian investigate whether oil and water can mix?

Lauren, Leah and Luke investigating floating and sinking..

Lauren, Leah and Luke investigating floating and sinking..

Seamus, Leah and Conor demonstrate the water cycle..

Seamus, Leah and Conor demonstrate the water cycle..

Following this, we had a ‘Walk for Water’ which saw each class walk 1km carrying 14 litres of water to raise awareness of the challenges facing men, women and children in developing countries as they walk up to 5miles every day in search of safe drinking water. Each family was asked to bring in 2 euro and as a result we are proud to announce that Kilberry are giving the ‘gift of water’ in conjunction with Trocaire to children in Africa.

Junior and Senior Infants taking part in the Walk for Water!

Junior and Senior Infants taking part in the Walk for Water!

First class with 'Super Drop' the mascot!!

First class with ‘Super Drop’ the mascot!!

Páidí carries 4 litres water on his back during the 1km walk..

Páidí carries 4 litres water on his back during the 1km walk..

Mrs. Prendergast's class preparing to walk for water..

Mrs. Prendergast’s class preparing to walk for water..

Mrs. McLernon's class on the walk...

Mrs. McLernon’s class on the walk…

Carrying water sacks on the walk....

Carrying water sacks on the walk….

By the end of the walk, the children could appreciate the difficulties children in third world countries face....

By the end of the walk, the children could appreciate the difficulties children in third world countries face….

5th and 6th class and members of the water committee on the 'Walk for Water'.

5th and 6th class and members of the water committee on the ‘Walk for Water’.

Well done everyone!!!

 

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