Project activities and results
Through the use of digital technologies, the project Waterschool aims to create a range of innovative, open educational resources that support schools and pedagogues in communicating messages relating to the importance of drinking water.
Main result is an online learning course that advises users on the appropriate use of tap water in schools and kindergartens. As a result of the Erasmus+ Waterschool project, the basic steps of implementing tap water drinking in schools and early years settings will be developed on an EU-level.
- A set of guidelines and didactic concepts for Waterschool project.
- Survey "Drinking behavior, water quality and access to water in partner countries schools"
- A Waterschool online portal with various resources, good practise examples, and a news-section with updated current research and regulations.
- An English pilot WATERSCHOOL e-learning course.
- National versions of the Waterschool e-learning course, adapted for all partner countries and languages. All materials will be evaluated during a testing phase.
- Dissemination workshops with stakeholders in all partner countries
- International Networking
Teachers/pedagogues get access to learning resources, as well as networking opportunities on a national and international level.
School authorities get specific advice on the steps required to establish their schools as Waterschools.
Municipalities are provided with best practice examples that will allow them to start thinking about how plastic waste can be minimised in schools, how health can be improved through drinking tap water and how they can work together with water suppliers to improve access to tap water.
Water suppliers benefit from best practice examples that demonstrate the work that other suppliers have done with schools and pupils/students. Advice on how suppliers can support Waterschool initiatives, while also taking the messages beyond schools to the wider public, are offered.