Pre-Nursery, Nursery, K1 and K2 Class Children World Water Day is held annually on 22 March, a day designated by the United Nations (UN) to celebrate the importance of water. The UN theme for World Water Day 2018 is “Nature for Water”.
In 2018, Singapore World Water Day (SWWD) was celebrated throughout the month of March with the theme “Make Every Drop Count”, that underpins the active role each of us can play to show our care for water.
With our collaboration with PUB (the National Water Agency that manages Singapore’s Water Supply, Water Catchment and Sewerage in an integrated way), PUB had provided us with sets of materials including recommended activities for conducting in our centre.
Upon receiving it, we distributed Event Brochure on “Singapore World Water Day Roadshow”, five Water-Saving Tips, Magnet, which we had received from PUB, to parents and also, pledge form for staff, parents and etc to make a pledge for commitment to save water. The Key Message was “When we start making small changes in our daily lives and we can notice how much difference it could make”.
Singapore World Water Day 2018 - Brochure
Singapore World Water Day 2018 - “5 Water Saving Tips”
Singapore World Water Day 2018 - “Magnet”
Singapore World Water Day 2018 - “Pledge Form”
(I) 2 March 2018 (Friday)
On 2 March 2018, we shared with children about Singapore World Water Day.
First, we shared about the date of Singapore World Water Day and its significance. Due to high demand for water supply, Singagpore were buying water from Malaysia besides having our natural water source.
Next, was the key messages: “Make Every Drop Count”; & “Saving Water Starts with You!” and 5 water-saving tips that everyone can do either at home or in school as follow: Use half-flush when possible; Wash vegetables and dishes in a container; Use a mug when brushing teeth; Take shorter showers; and Wash clothes on a full load.
We also showed a video, provided by PUB, to children. Thereafter, we distributed two (2) Activity Sheets with one “Activity with Mum and Dad: Time Your Showers!” and the one “Saving Water Starts with Me!” for children complete with their parents at home.
(II) 15 March 2018 (Thursday)
On 15 March 2018, we continue with our activity about Singapore World Water Day.
First, we introduced a Water Song to the children. We refreshed with children about Singapore World Water Day and then about the pledge that consists of 5 water-saving tips as follow:
Take shorter showers
Use a mug when brushing teeth
Use half-flush when possible
Wash vegetables and dishes in a container
Wash clothes on a full load
On 15 March 2018, we also took the opportunity to introduce to children about “Climate Action”. We shared with the children that “Climate Action” was to save and protect the world. Our centre had been on “Climate Action Pledge for a few years and we would maintain and keep on supporting it.
After sharing, all staff and children stood up and pledged to take action to save water and our climate together.
On 15 March 2018, After saying the pledge, all staff and children completed and sign on Pledge form for saving water.
On 15 March 2018, we showed a video called ‘Let’s Conserve Water’ (provided by PUB) and explain to the children about the contents of the video along the way .
Thereafter, we read the book, ‘A Water Wally Adventure: The Surprise Visitor’ to the children.
On 15 March 2018, we demonstrated to children on how to wash rice and reuse the water for watering plants. Thereafter, children took turns to water plants in our mini garden with the rice water.
(III) 26 March 2018 (Monday)
On 26 March 2018, we asked children to share what they had learned so far about Singapore World Water Day and made Water Saving pledge once again.
After the pledge, we conducted our Water Rationing Exercise. The exercise for children included using rationed water to bath, flush the toilet and brush their teeth. Everyone will be using the same amount of water for bathing, flushing the toilet, washing their hands and brushing their teeth. 3 pails of water for showering 2 pails of water for flushing the toilet Half a mug of water for brushing teeth
Understanding the water cycle is essential as stepping stone to ignite children’s interest in water. We took the opportunity to conduct a simple “Water cycle” activity, using clear zip-lock bags, water blue dye, permanent markers and tape as materials, for our children.
With this activity, children learned about the water evaporation and condensation.
On 26 March 2018, Water Rationing Exercise
Thank you! All our children, parents, staff as well as PUB for participation and/or contributions in this activity.