About the Water Ambassador Programme

Applications are now open for the Water Ambassador Programme 2023 – 2024. Please read below for Ambassador Guidelines and Application Form. The deadline for applications is Friday, 4th October.

The aim of this programme is to engage directly with second-level students on the topics of water, water conservation, treatment and aquatic environments and to provide them with the tools, information and support to act as ambassadors for Green-Schools, and pass on what they learn in their own schools and local communities.

This year’s programme will run from October 2023 until April 2024. Successful candidates will first take part in a regional training day which involves speakers from Green-Schools, Uisce Éireann, and Clean Coasts. They will learn about water conservation topics, take part in group work and receive training on how to design a campaign and effective communication techniques.

Water ambassadors will also be able to take part in:

  • Green-Schools facilitated online wellbeing workshop
  • Clean-up of a local beach, river or lake and/or water quality testing
  • A second focused support and training day

The Green-Schools co-ordinators and/or support teachers will also receive simultaneous support, training and the opportunity to network with other coordinators.

Participants will receive a water ambassador pack, including a hoodie, USB with relevant information, water saving devices, litter picking and water testing equipment. They will also be in with a chance to win fantastic prizes and trophies.

This programme is open to students in secondary schools that are currently on or have already achieved the water flag. Previous participants can re-apply but priority will be given to new applicants.

Applications are now open for the Water Ambassador Programme 2023 – 2024. The deadline for applications is Friday, 4th October. To apply please carefully read the Guidelines document below, then apply using the online form.

Guidelines for the Water Ambassador Programme 2023/2024
Water Ambassador Programme Application Form

Experiences from Previous Years

Read an article on Water Ambassadors experience here:

https://cleancoasts.exposure.co/what-being-a-water-ambassador-means-to-us

Chloe Lehane, Water Ambassador, 2022-2023 

This whole programme was overall just such a positive experience…I loved meeting other students from different schools who were also interested in the environment. I found it really useful that we had many different guest speakers and I really appreciated how we were shown power points as well as talked to about the different topics as that really helped me to engage in the learning. Another way that really helped me engage was the different activities that we took part in throughout the training sessions as they were very helpful in reinforcing the learning. (I also loved the packs we received, especially the jumper – I quite literally haven’t taken it off!!!)

Jack Reams, Water Ambassador, 2023 – 2023

All the information we received and the experience we had helped us enormously with our work towards our Green Schools water flag.

Chloe Winters, Water Ambassador, 2018-2019:

I really enjoyed the days out with the Green Schools team. I learned so much during the programme and thoroughly enjoyed the beach clean and talks.