Institut equalita e.V.


WATERSCHOOLS

Since September 2018 Institut equalita is partner of the project “WATERSCHOOL”. The aim of the Strategic Partnership is to aims to create a range of innovative, open educational resources that support schools and pedagogues in communicating messages relating to the importance of drinking water.

 

Why Water in Schools? Facts & Figures

Water and health

 Drinking water in schools is a key in prevention of obesity and caries.

 

Water and school performance

 Drinking water promotes efficiency.

 

 Water and environment

Education raises awareness for water and environmental protection.

Drinking tap water reduces bottled garbage.

 

Become a „Waterschool“

The importance of drinking water in schools is well known by pedagogues. Meanwhile most of kindergarten and school teachers allow waterdrinking during the lesson and they try to support drinking water in their classroom.

To meet the requirements, it takes more than only allowing, it is necessary to implement drinking rituals and active promotion of water drinking in schools.

 Daily training is basic to change habits.

 


Project activities and results

Through the use of digital technologies, the project WATERSCHOOL aims to create a range of innovative, open educational resources that support schools and pedagogues in communicating messages relating to the importance of drinking water.

Main result is an online learning course that advises users on the appropriate use of tap water in schools and kindergartens. As a result of the Erasmus+ WATERSCHOOL project, the basic steps of implementing tap water drinking in schools and early years settings will be developed on an EU-level.
The project will create:

 

Target groups

Teachers/pedagogues get access to learning resources, as well as networking opportunities on a national and international level.

School authorities get specific advice on the steps required to establish their schools as WATERSCHOOLS.

Municipalities are provided with best practice examples that will allow them to start thinking about how plastic waste can be minimised in schools, how health can be improved through drinking tap water and how they can work together with water suppliers to improve access to tap water.

Water suppliers benefit from best practice examples that demonstrate the work that other suppliers have done with schools and pupils/students. Advice on how suppliers can support WATERSCHOOL initiatives, while also taking the messages beyond schools to the wider public, are offered.

 

Project partners

The project involves partners in Austria (lead partner), Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Slovenia and United Kingdom. All partners are institutions with experiences and competencies in different areas of nutrition, sustainability and (school)education.

 

Further information about the project  http://www.waterschools.eu