We had a great time at HSBC's Family Fun Day at the HSBC Sports & Social Club in Beckenham on Saturday the 8th of July, sharing what Water Explorer is all about with HSBC employees and their families.
At our stand, we talked to families about how Water Explorer works, and how they could get their own schools involved. We had our ever popular badge machine with us as well, so that the children could make and proudly wear their very own Water Explorer badges!
We also shared water saving tips with visitors to our stand (like taking a shorter shower, or using the small flush on the loo), and asked the children to write a water saving pledge on one of our paper water lilies. Using a clever trick that we learnt from our Polish Water Explorer friends, we put the folded up flowers in water and watched them ‘bloom’. This created much excitement, with one youngster eager to put her pledge in the water so that “everyone can see it and know how they save water!”
What a waterful day!
The Water Explorer Team
Global Action Plan UK (GAP UK) is an environmental behaviour change charity that has been helping people to adopt more sustainable lifestyles for over 20 years. GAP UK works with schools, communities and businesses to develop and deliver programmes that change behaviours.
GAP UK led the design of the global WaterExplorer programme and is coordinating its delivery across the 11 countries. You can find out more about us at www.globalactionplan.org.uk