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Water World

On Monday, October 18, the sixth grade traveled to Croton Point Park for the annual Water Explo Day. Their activities centered around the summer common read, A Long Walk to Water, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #6. According to the UN, “worldwide, one in three people do not have access to safe drinking water, two out of five people do not have a basic hand-washing facility with soap and water.”

Middle Schoolers participated in an empathy-building simulation in which they assume profiles of children around the world who struggle to access clean, safe water. They set out on their own walks for water, requiring that they retrieve water from the sandy shoreline of the Hudson River and learned more about “the critical importance of sanitation, hygiene and adequate access to clean water for preventing and containing diseases.” Students then reflected on their hand-on experience and the arduous process many their age endure to obtain this basic human necessity. 
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