On Dolly Gaul day, our Lower School students will participate in water conservation activities to give them a better understanding of the importance of water conservation, and how many people in the world do not have access to clean water.
One of the primary focuses of the Walk for Water event is to educate students that millions of people around the world do not have access to safe drinking water. Oftentimes, women and children need to take significant time out of their days in order to collect clean water for their families. This requires walking several miles a day, and many young girls need to stop attending school because the task of getting clean water takes up too much time.
The activities highlighted Katie Spotz, the youngest woman to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean, in order to raise awareness for improved access to clean and safe drinking water. The activities included interactive learning stations about water which provided students with information about its’ scarcity, and the importance of conserving it. Another event the girls participated in was an obstacle course. The students carried gallons of water through the course to get a better understanding of the weight of the water, and the challenges that many young women go through everyday to get clean water.
Leading up to Dolly Gaul Day, we held a Penny Race to raise money for the H2O for Life organization.