Children choose the water from the well


Women collect water from the well in Ethiopia

Children in Year 2 (aged 6-7) at St Gregory’s Primary School tried to work out what the choices were for those living on just 60 pence per day.  With one in six children around the world living in such circumstances it was an interesting challenge.  They were given the price of food and drink as experienced by people in Sierra Leone – though converted to pence! Given the choice between bottled water and water from the well, they discovered there was no choice.  In fact there were very few choices available.  Even a bottle of cola was beyond their means.  Instead the word was survival.

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