In an effort to experience what people who do not have immediate access to clean water must do every day, McDonogh’s sixth graders held a water walk on Tuesday, October 11. The students walked a one-mile loop around campus carrying one-gallon containers of water. The third and fourth grades, as well as a number of upper schoolers and faculty members joined them. The walk was a follow up to the sixth grade’s “Day of Water” during which students took a cross-curricular look at the global water crisis and how it impacts communities in Uganda.
The initiative gave students a chance to connect what they are learning in the classroom to a real world issue; and the water walk provided an opportunity to do something about it. Through sponsorships, students raised enough money to purchase several rainwater collection tanks for schools in Uganda through the Ugandan Water Project.