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Calthorpe Park
Posted on 11 October 2016

We have a snazzy new video! Find out about what Calthorpe Park School students and teachers love about being Water Explorers!

The Water Explorer team from Calthorpe Park School in Hampshire – a mixed secondary school for students aged 11 to 16 – made a big splash in the Water Explorer world last year. As one of the top five UK teams, they were invited to attend our exciting National Water Explorer Celebration Event at the HSBC tower in London last week

During their Water Explorer experience, the students were amazed to learn how much water they use every day, and loved comparing the way they use water to the way other children all over the world do. And a bit of healthy competition with the other Water Explorer schools in the UK added to the fun!

Teacher Joe Durkan, who runs Water Explorer at Calthorpe, says he’d definitely recommend the programme. He loves how it’s taught his students not only about water conservation, but also about being a caring global citizen. He also says it’s great for busy teachers, thanks to all the online materials, and fun to run too!

So why not dive right in and register your school?

Click here to see the video!



Completing Challenges will help you climb the Water Explorer leaderboard. In addition, your project work can be used to support CREST and Eco-Schools Awards.

CREST Award (British Science Association)
Each year, over 32,000 CREST Awards are undertaken by 11-to-19-year-olds, giving them opportunities to explore real-world science, technology, engineering and maths projects in an exciting way.

Use Water Explorer Challenges as a basis for a CREST Bronze Award. To get the Award, you’ll need to spend at least 10 hours on your project. Find out more about CREST Bronze Award here.

Eco-Schools Award
Tackle Water Explorer Challenges and gather evidence to apply for an Eco-Schools Award. Challenges address several Eco-School topics including Water, Waste, Biodiversity and Global Citizenship. Take the plunge and go for your Green Flag Award! Find out more about Eco-Schools England here.

Contact the Water Explorer team through schools@waterexplorer.org with any questions on how Water Explorer can help you achieve sustainability success.

Local Partner Global Action Plan

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 

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