School pupils learn about water conservation during Scotland’s climate week

Glasgow school pupils learn about water conservation during Scotland’s climate week
Glasgow school pupils learn about water conservation during Scotland’s climate week

Pupils from three Glasgow primary schools learned about the importance of water conservation as part of Scotland's annual Climate Week.

P5 and P6 pupils from St Constantine's Primary School, Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School and Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School took part in a series of interactive sessions last week, run by water retailer Business Stream.

St Constantine's Primary Pupils

The pupils learnt about the water cycle, discussed why they should not waste water, and discovered the environmental benefits of conserving the natural resource.

They also talked about how water is essential to every aspect of our daily lives, and how it makes up the rivers, parks, greenspaces and beaches.

Our Lady of the Rosary Primary Pupils

Iman, 11, a pupil at Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School, said: “I had a great time learning about saving water during Scotland’s Climate Week.

"It helped me and my friends think about why it’s important and the different ways we can all save water.”

The schoolchildren were asked to design posters and create their own water-saving superheroes to help encourage their fellow schoolmates to take simple steps to save water.

They were also given the challenge of becoming water champions for their school to help promote the importance of saving water to other year groups.

Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Pupils

Councillor Christina Cannon, city convenor for education, communities and equalities, said: “Scottish Climate Week has been a great way for our young people to participate in and engage with climate action projects and I am always so impressed with how committed our young people are to protecting our future planet.

“These sessions empower young people to feel more confident discussing environmental concerns, like the importance of natural resources and water conservation.

“I am certain our pupils will carry on the important work covered at their sessions and continue to use their voice in the fight against climate change.”

Sophia Goring, senior corporate communications and CSR manager at Business Stream, added: “We were delighted to play a part in supporting Scotland’s Climate Week.

"Our water-saving sessions provide an opportunity to teach children about the importance of using water wisely to help protect the planet."