Three primary schools in New Ireland province celebrated this year’s World Water Week with a stream of fun and activities with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).
WCS New Ireland’s Climate Change Educational Resource Centre (CCERC) involved students from the Elivanera, Sacred Heart and Cateret primary schools in various educational activities about water.
“This is so that students would understand the roles water play in our lives and the importance of saving it,” says Francis Gove, WCS New Ireland’s CCERC Coordinator.
The activities that the students took part in included puppet shows, group discussions and interactive role plays on the roles and importance of water.
Mrs Jeannie Choi, a grade five teacher from Cateret primary school said the program helped students to understand the importance of water through the different activities they were involved in.
Mrs Choi said some facts about water were new to the students and it was a learning opportunity for them outside of the classroom.
Meanwhile the theme for the event was ‘Water for sustainable growth’.
CCERC Coordinator, Mr Gove said as stated clearly in the theme, in order for a society to prosper in relation to water, they have to learn to use it wisely.
“Students are future leaders and by involving them to understand the importance of water, they would make wise decisions for its sustainable use in the future,” said Mr Gove.
The World Water Week was commemorated from August 29 – September 1.