Jersey Water in conjunction with Le Rocquier School will be hosting a visit from David Hillyard, Head of Partnerships for WaterAid UK on Wednesday 22nd April 2015.
Mr Hillyard last visited Le Rocquier School in 2013 to celebrate World Water Day and was so impressed by the project work, which the students had undertaken to fundraise, and raise awareness of the work that WaterAid do that he asked to be kept up to date on how things progressed with the project.
Fast forward two years and the project has grown and has been listed on the United Nations World Water website for last three years, last year it was one of only four projects listed in the UK and the school has continued to raise much needed funds for WaterAid.
Le Rocquier School have turned World Water Day in to the first, World Water Festival, whereby students will be showcasing a number of things that have been produced across a range of curriculum subjects, all with a related theme of water.
Richard Ali, Teacher of ICT at Le Rocquier & Organiser of the World Water Festival said “We are very much looking forward to David visiting and updating him on our projects and also hearing news about WaterAid and their projects. The students have been working hard and have also been very innovative in their thinking on the theme of water. The project has also been used to inform and foster stronger links with the local community and industry”
Helier Smith, Chief Executive for Jersey Water commented “I know David is looking forward to catching up with the team at Le Rocquier, its great to see the development of a simple project in to World Water Week and for students to think about water in this way, we wish them continued success in supporting WaterAid”.