Claremont Montessori: A Journey for Water

An 8th grade student from Claremont Montessori School in Boca Raton Florida contributes this report and accompanying photos:
A Walk for Water along the El Rio Trail in Boca Raton, FL
Students, teachers and some parents walked together
They walked to symbolize the trek that
children in the Azawak must do in search of water.
Students fetched muddy water from the creek
Everyone began to appreciate the clean water available
to them at the turn of a tap.

This Valentine’s Day, the students of the Claremont Montessori School, along with the staff and a few volunteer parents, went on a Walk for Water. This walk was taken down the El Rio Trail across the street from the school in Boca Raton, Florida. 

The reason for the Walk for Water was to symbolize the journey the children of the Azawak region of West Africa have to make every day just to collect dirty water for the consumption and household use of their families.

The eighth grade students lowered a bucket down into the canal and collected some of the water. Then the water was poured into a clear jug and set next to an identical jug filled with tap water. By doing this, all participants were able to compare and contrast the water.

It was an eye-opening experience, and we realized just how fortunate we are to have potable water right at our fingertips.

February 16, 2012
Written by an 8th grade student
Claremont Montessori School

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