Sixth-Graders Simulate "Water Walk" To Raise Awareness
Posted 07/09/2014 02:15PM

The sixth grade science class has been learning about water, one of the planet’s most precious resources. Students have also learned that access to clean water is one of the most pressing global issues.

“Our students are well aware that limited access to clean water can have reaching impacts on many families across the globe,” said sixth grade teacher Karla Weidner. “Our compassionate sixth-graders wanted to do something to help, especially after watching a video about nearly a billion people living without clean drinking water.”

The sixth-graders participated in a “Water Walk” to simulate the burden that many people go through each day. Students walked for an hour around the Carolina Day School soccer field carrying a gallon jug containing water. The effort is to raise awareness of the hardship many young children go through each day to get water.

“This is very tiring!” said Jack ’20.  

“I have a whole new level of respect for the people that have to do all of this walking to just get clean drinking water,” said Harrison ’20.

Sixth-graders also helped raise money for a non-profit organization that helps to provide access to clean water.

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