Water for Life Project Brings Sixth Graders Into the Woods

Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart, Princeton, NJ
On Tuesday, October 16, Princeton Academy was excited to welcome our sisters from Stuart Country Day School to campus to participate in a Water Walk as part of a collaborative PBL Water for Life sixth-grade project. 
On Tuesday, October 16, Princeton Academy was excited to welcome our sisters from Stuart Country Day School to campus to participate in a Water Walk as part of a collaborative PBL Water for Life sixth-grade project. Students at both schools are currently reading A Long Walk to Water which tells the story of Nya, an 11-year-old girl who walks eight hours to fetch water from a pond twice a day. The PASH and Stuart sixth graders were encouraged to think about Nya as they walked through the woods to a creek on Princeton Academy's campus to fill gallon jugs of water. They carried their jugs on a long walk around campus. The Water for Life project also includes a global partnership with the Riffa Views International School.
 
 
On Wednesday, October 17, sixth-grade students partnered again with our Stuart sisters for a trip to The Watershed Institute. Students participated in two classes, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The first workshop involved determining whether the stream on the property could support life. The second workshop addressed survival skills, particularly finding clean, potable water. A huge thank you to the Watershed staff for providing such an engaging workshop for our students!
 
For pictures of the Water Walk, please click here.
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Schools of the Sacred Heart share in the educational mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart as articulated in the Goals and Criteria. The structure supporting Sacred Heart education in Canada and the United States includes the Conference of Sacred Heart Education and the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.  Together they provide services and programs to ensure vitality of mission for the member schools sponsored by the Society of the Sacred Heart.