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Grove Primary pupils create water pipeline to promote awareness

PUBLISHED: 10:30 11 July 2017

Children from Grove Primary School taking part in a water saving challenge to raise money for the international charity WaterAid

Children from Grove Primary School taking part in a water saving challenge to raise money for the international charity WaterAid

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Pupils at a primary school took a break from their classroom as they formed a giant ‘pipeline’ on their playground yesterday.

Children from Grove Primary School taking part in a water saving challenge to raise money for the international charity WaterAidChildren from Grove Primary School taking part in a water saving challenge to raise money for the international charity WaterAid

More than 600 schoolchildren at Grove Primary School, in Chadwell Heath Lane, joined together outside to make a ‘pipeline’ — each had a cup and passed water along, trying not to spill any.

As pupils tried to ensure not a drop was wasted, they gained a better understanding of how water can be lost when transported to poor communities around the world.

Deputy headteacher Mrs Julie Clancy said the children had helped raise more than £300 on the day for charity WaterAid.

She said: “It’s very easy for the children to take clean water for granted.

Children from Grove Primary School taking part in a water saving challenge to raise money for the international charity WaterAidChildren from Grove Primary School taking part in a water saving challenge to raise money for the international charity WaterAid

“The pupil pipeline was a fantastic way to teach them about the millions of people around the world who are not lucky enough to have this vital resource at the turn of the tap.

“The children are now excited to see how the money raised will change lives.”


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