Understanding, knowing, protecting and saving water is the objective of the approach taken in Monaco’s primary schools by the Société Monégasque des Eaux in partnership with the Department of Equipment, Environment and Urban Planning as well as the Department of National Education, Youth and Sports.
A Discovery of Water ‘briefcase’ was developed for this purpose by SMEAUX, the first of which copy was given recently to the teacher of a CM2 class at the Ecole des Révoires by Céline Caron-Dagioni, Minister of Infrastructure, Environment and Urban Planning, Isabelle Bonnal, General Commissioner responsible for the Management of National Education, Youth and Sports and Manuel Nardi, General Director of the Company Monégasque des Eaux.
The Discovery of Water briefcase offers real multidisciplinary and interactive work on four main themes: the water cycle, water filtering, water flow and water purification before returning it to the natural environment without contaminating it but also an educational booklet intended for the teacher.
This educational support constitutes a tool for raising awareness among schoolchildren about the issues of water and sanitation to enable them to know where tap water comes from, where it goes, and how will it be recovered and recycled.
The child is placed at the heart of the project, in a real scientific approach and he or she is the actor of his learning through experiments carried out in class.
“Water is life”, is the well-understood message of the children who concluded this event with a song at the Révoires school, a certified Eco-school establishment, which hosted this event as part of its environmental education. Cases will also be distributed to all CM2 classes in the Principality as well as as well as to the facilitators of the Prince Albert II Leisure Centre.
ORIGINAL SOURCE & PHOTO: Monaco Government Press Service