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Between 11 and 13 December 2017, MEdIES staff visited the wonderful island of Kythira within the Mission Water Environmental Programme of GWP-Med, to implement water sensitisation activities in schools.

MEdIES’ intervention targets mainly the students of late primary and early high school level, aiming to inform and sensitize them on the issue of water saving, particularly through the revival of the traditional practice of rainwater harvesting in cisterns. Our approach is experiential and discovery-based.

Responding to the high demand for the intervention by the local teachers, we decided this year to satisfy as many as possible requests, and talked to younger as well as older students than our usual target group. Actually, in our mission we had interesting conversations of the entire student population of the island, ranging from 1st Class of primary school (7 yrs old) up to 2nd Lyceum (16 yrs old), totalling 303 students and 19 teachers.

Ms Iro Alampei and Mr Vassilis Psallidas were the two MEdIES trainers for this mission.

View below snapshots of the activity in schools:


Vew velow selected impressions of students (A and B primary school level) through their drawings:

Water in forts: Drawing of Ermioni, student of 2nd Primary level class

The cistern and the well, the most important elements in a castle.


Rainwater harvesting cistern in a house: Drawing of Arentina, student of 3nd Primary level class

The rainwater harversing cistern in a home.

The water cycle: Drawing of Sofia, student of 3rd Primary Class

The water cycle!

View below some written replies to the evaluation questionnaire (in Greek language).

Q1: How can you "protect" water?

... not leting it run and not throwing any grabage in it, third grade of primary school, Γ τάξη ΔΣ

... by economising it, by re-using it in another use, not leting it go to waste, third grade of secondary school, Γ τάξη Γυμνασίου


Q2: From all we did today I found most interesting ...

... that we have a lot of water in our body, third grade of primary school, Γ τάξη ΔΣ

... that I understood why we don't always have water, third grade of primary school, Γ τάξη ΔΣ

... that they used to throw eels to keep clean the water in a cistern from microbes, second grade of secondary school, B τάξη Γυμνασίου.

...the way the hydrological cycle functions, second grade of Lyceum, Β Λυκείου.



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