Arizona 6th graders lead school-wide campaign to save water

Students from Hancock Elementary in Chandler (AZ) prepare stickers for the assemblyStudents from Hancock Elementary in Chandler (AZ) prepare stickers for the assembly Students at Hancock Elementary in Chandler, Arizona are doing their part for Earth Day. Sixth graders at the school are asking their fellow students to pledge to save water. They will also raise money to help schoolkids in Ethiopia or Haiti who don’t have access to safe water. On April 18th, the students hosted a school-wide assembly to kick off their campaign to “Make Change” for Earth Day.

Hancock teacher Katie Villaorduna reported, "With the help of materials generously donated from SRP and tips from Project WET, these 6th graders are inspiring other kids to “make change” in one of their daily routines to save water. Hancock Elementary students will also be asked to “make change” for a coin drive to raise funds for a water project. Funds will be donated to Water is Life to purchase Life Straws for school children in Omo Valley, Ethiopia or Haiti."

 

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