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1 Technology in Primary Schools (TiPS) Inc. KDC Built Environment Water Challenge 2008

2 The Challenge … … to investigate water use in the local area … to investigate water use in the local area identify a water issue to be addressed identify a water issue to be addressed design and present a proposal design and present a proposal to reduce consumption of drinking water at school or in the local area. to reduce consumption of drinking water at school or in the local area.

3 3 Banksia Road PS – Class 3C The issue… The issue… wasting water at home! On average, showers take at least 10 minutes. 5% of people surveyed leave the tap on when washing their teeth.

4 Banksia Road PS – Class 3C The solution … The solution … WHAT WE PLAN TO DO Teach water Conservation To ES1, S1 & S3 Poster above every classroom sink Top 10 tips to save water at school Top 10 tips to save Water at home Pamphlet for neighbours Request SRC Assist in Term 4 -WATER WARRIORS an awareness campaign motivating our school community and families to use our drinking water wisely

5 Banksia Road PS – Class 3F The issue… The issue… the amount of water being wasted in our school toilets

6 Banksia Road PS – Class 3F The solution … The solution … Each group to present slideshows to a different class to help educate them about ways to save water.

7 7 Banksia Road PS – Class 4M The issue… The issue… wasting water at school

8 Banksia Road PS – Class 4M The solution … The solution … Posters in toilet areas An advert in the school newsletter Speeches at assembly

9 Banksia Road PS – Class 4P The issue… The issue… using drinking water for toilet flushing… The K-2 toilet block has 4 toilets in the boys, 7 toilets in the girls, a total of 14 taps and 10 bubblers.

10 Banksia Road PS – Class 4P The solution … The solution … Plans for collecting rainwater Our covered walkways … could not only be used to harvest water but also to transfer water from the COLA to the roof of the toilet block and into the rainwater tanks. Water would need to be pumped from the tanks into the toilet block for use in the toilet cisterns. This would save hundreds of litres of water each day.

11 Blacktown West Public School The issue… The issue… playground out of action for the last 4 years … caused by a lack of grass

12 Blacktown West Public School The solution … The solution … to play on the top oval without using drinking water to maintain the grass Top Oval Top Hall – Roof collects rain water Water Tank Turf Valves Irrigation Pipes

13 Bligh Park Public School The issue… The issue…

14 Bligh Park Public School The solution … The solution … posters, tips and facts and assembly items

15 15 Bronte Public School – 3SB & 3MM The issue… The issue… Class wet areas Bubblers

16 Bronte Public School – 3SB & 3MM The Solution … The Solution … Jingles Slogans PowerPoint Video Posters Ads Cartoons Signs

17 Campsie Public School The issue … The issue … leaking taps and bubblers, people not using the half flush, and using drinking water to wash things.

18 Campsie Public School Assembly item plan model stickers posters The solution … The solution …

19 Dawson Public School The issue… the school’s high water bill. The issue… the school’s high water bill. Some of the taps could not be turned off …and other taps people just left running.

20 Dawson Public School The solution… The solution… Monitoring the taps and reporting leaks Posters Games for kindergarten

21 Double Bay Public School Lots of issues… Lots of issues… AreaIssue Dripping taps Waste water Washing paintbrushes under running taps Uses more water than washing brushes in a bucket Single flush toilets Use more water per flush Dual flush toilets Half flush not always used High flow taps Use more water per minute No water tank Using drinking water when rainwater could be used Use of bubblers Not using water efficiently Leaking taps and urinals in Block B Waste water

22 Double Bay – Group 1 The solution… The solution… Reducing water usage by changing BEHAVIOURS.

23 Double Bay – Group 2 The solution… The solution… Reducing water wastage by improving the INFRASTRUCTURE Existing productsStudents’ own inventions

24 Double Bay – Group 3 The solution… The solution… ALTERNATIVE source of water to reduce the use of drinking water. Type of tank for area 2 Waterpoint Classic Rural Tank litre capacity Colour

25 25 Ermington West PS – 3S and 4T The issue … The issue … dripping taps; holes in the pipes and taps; People leaving taps on

26 Ermington West PS – Class 3S The solution… posters, assembly items. The solution… posters, assembly items.

27 Ermington West PS – Class 4T The solution… changes to the taps and toilets The solution… changes to the taps and toilets Change the pull chain flush to dual flush or press button half flush. Change all twist taps to lever Change the cleaners’ taps to vandal proof Designing our own vandal-proof taps

28 Kareela Public School – Class 3/4B The issue… The issue… area outside 3/4B - to stop it flooding - try installing a water tank

29 Kareela Public School – Class 3/4B The solution… The solution… Our final designs that we voted on

30 Kareela Public School – Class 4G The issues… The issues… Leaky taps and toilets …asked the plumber how or why this occurs and how difficult or costly it is to repair. Using water… … for things that do not necessarily require fresh drinking water.

31 Kareela Public School – Class 4G The Solution … The Solution … “Drip” and other ways of raising awareness.

32 Macquarie Fields PS The issue… The issue… outdoor taps get vandalised

33 Macquarie Fields PS The solution… The solution… redesigning the outdoor taps

34 Mowbray Public School The issue… The issue… an eco-friendly design to water our garden … with minimal cost … and not using our drinking water Our Garden

35 Mowbray Public School The solution… The solution…

36 Our Lady Queen of Peace – Year 3 The site…. The site… Monash Oval – to reduce the use of water for the toilet block. Maybe we could use the grandstand…

37 37 The solution … The solution … Our Lady Queen of Peace Catching rainwater from the grandstand… …to use on the grass and gardens

38 Peakhurst West Public School The issue… The issue… to capture rainwater and alter the infrastructure… …to reduce the consumption of drinking water. I didn’t realise the roof was so big!

39 39 The solution … The solution … Peakhurst West Public School Two water tanks connected to dual flush toilets. Existing Water tank connected to dual flush toilets. Water from the COLA roof to irrigate gardens and netball court Vegetable Garden COL A Students artwork on the water tanks has been created to look good and suit the surrounding environment.

40 Santa Sabina College The issue… The issue… identifying all the areas in the school where water is used… We were shocked by our results! * Only a few toilets had half flush cisterns and some did not work * Inconsistent flow from all taps * Inconsistent time taps stayed on * Bubblers spurted water …

41 The solutions … The solutions … Santa Sabina College Bubblers that are fun to use … and save waste water!

42 Terrey Hills Public School The issue… The issue… to reduce drinking water consumption by 10%.

43 Terrey Hills Public School The solutions… The solutions… …ideas, new ways of doing things, games, posters

44 Thornleigh West Public School The issue… The issue… Rain water washes off and down the slope to the bottom of our school grounds. This water runoff takes soil with it. The area is not very attractive. The play area

45 The solutions … The solutions … Thornleigh West Public School 7 Groups submitted models

46 KDC: Purposeful real world learning Since 2004: over 2,500 students, 80 teachers Since 2004: over 2,500 students, 80 teachers Links to the real worlds of science and of technology Links to the real worlds of science and of technology Active learning for a purpose Active learning for a purpose Student-centred – emphasises what kids do, rather than just the knowledge they have to acquire Student-centred – emphasises what kids do, rather than just the knowledge they have to acquire Connects students to industry practitioners Connects students to industry practitioners Demonstrates the role and work of architects in the community. Demonstrates the role and work of architects in the community.

47 Technology in Primary Schools (TiPS) Inc. KDC Built Environment Water Challenge Congratulations!


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