Unfortunately, around 3 million children die every year through the consumption of dirty water yet the problem has some relatively cheap and simple solutions.
The competition within small groups in school is to produce a powerpoint of 10 slides for 10 seconds that will educate other students on "The Convention of Rights of the Child", the problems of unsafe water supply and the solutions to it.
Finally, the most important part of the competition is for the groups to be innovative in their ideas for advocacy. Their aim is to involve as many others as they can in campaigning for the issue; ideas have included petitions, you tube videos, instagram, twitter hashtags, letter writing campaigns and many others. It is hoped to try and construct an effective campaign to raise the profile of the issue and its solutions amongst key decision makers.
The groups will have a written submission to complete alongside the powerpoint and a photo/ video journal to submit in order to showcase their groupwork and collaborative skills.
The Champittet winners, judged by Mr Sykes and Mr Roberts, will then be put forward into the Big Challenge final competition along with groups from other Nord Anglia Schools all over the globe. They will also launch their campaign in school and I know they can count on your support!
Keith Sykes, Teacher