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Felsted School completed a challenge from the Global Water section which we all enjoyed. Along with Anna and Rachel from the Water Explorer Website selected pupils from years 5-7 investigated amounts of water different countries have to use for their whole day. We built up our knowledge about how fortunate we are in the UK compared to others.  Water is taken for granted in this country as the average person uses 180 litres a day. However, someone in Ghana only has 40 litres to last them the whole day. At 5am they have to start their 4 mile walk to fetch water and their day ends at 11pm. The UK's average person wakes up at 7:30am and will walk as little as 5 meters to the tap. Our day would usually end at 9pm. UK has a four and a half hour shorter day that someone in Ghana. Our experience taking part in this challenge proved how lucky our lives are compared to others around the world. Hopefully this will change the minds of others who take part in 'A day in the life' as it certainly showed us that we use water just because we can, not because we need to.


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