Do you have clean running water and toilets at your school? Of course you do. It’s just normal, right?
However, around the world, 1 in 3 schools don’t have access to these basics. This is more than an inconvenience. It’s a barrier holding children back from getting the education and the future they deserve. With no taps or toilets at school, children get sick and miss lessons and they can’t concentrate in class.
It’s not fair and it shouldn’t be normal.
Below are two stories about a boy called Pa - he lives in Madagascar.
How does his story make you feel?
Here's the second part to his story,
How do you think Pa and his friends may feel. For example, sad, unhappy and frustrated.
I'd like you to imagine that you are going to interview Pa or one of his friends. Can you think of 5 questions you would like to ask Pa about not having clean toilets or not having clean water.
Write down your questions for him - perhaps you could add an introduction to your questions as if you are a news reporter?
My name is ....... and I'm from Wilnecote Junior School in Tamworth, England. We are learning about water and I've got a few questions that I'd like to ask you.
My first question is....
You could also thank him after your questions.