Learning about services needed in a community is a major component of our Social Studies curriculum in grade three. Did you know that 783 million people in the world do not have access to safe drinking water? We are grateful to have such amazing water treatment facilities in Calgary, along with access to health care in case we get sick.
With the help of CAWST, grade threes learnt all about safe drinking water, sanitation, and the hygiene services needed to stay healthy. They followed the story of Tihko, a small girl from Zambia, who helped her community learn about sanitation and hygiene technologies.
Walk for Water
For many of us, safe drinking water is usually only a few steps away – just open the tap at home, school, or at work, and there it is! In many countries, however, the situation is very different – kids must walk an average distance of 6 km per day to get drinking water! In an attempt to better understand the challenging nature of these situations, the grade threes went on a 'walk for water' going to the Glenmore Reservoir and back to school.
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