Walk for Water Event in Gougane Barra

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On Wednesday 20th of March, eight pupils in our school took part in the ‘Walk for Water’ event in Gougane Barra, Co.Cork. This day was organised as part of World Water Day 2013 and the event involved the children walking a distance of 3 kilometres, with 3 litres of water in a backpack. The aim of this walk was to raise awareness about water scarcity in developing countries. This was a fun and educational event as the children walked along the source of the River Lee with lots of other children, as there were eight other schools also participating in this event.  The pupils took part in various activities regarding water conservation e.g.they made a tip-tap using bottles with perforated holes and water. Furthermore, Sandy McGroarty (the Green Schools Development Officer)  gave a presentation at the event. The pupils also enjoyed some well deserved pizza and juice at the end of the walk. You can read more about the event by logging onto the Green Schools website or by clicking on the following link: http://www.greenschoolsireland.org/news/100-green-schools-students-walking-for-water-in-gougane-barra-co-cork.2379.html.  Below are some pictures of our day in Gougane Barra. We hope you enjoy them.
















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