About the Water Ambassador Programme
Applications for the 2021/2022 academic year are closed. Check back in September for more information on the 2022/2023 academic year.
The aim of this programme is to engage directly with second-level students on the topics of water, water conservation, treatment and the marine environment and 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 start in November 2021 and run till April 2022. Successful candidates will first take part in an online, interactive, training day which involves speakers from Green-Schools, Irish Water, Clean Coasts and past ambassadors, as well as, group work, demonstrations, quizzes and games.
Water ambassadors will also be able to take part in:
- Green-Schools facilitated network meetings with other schools
- Clean-up of a local beach, river or lake and/or water quality testing
- Virtual tour of a water or a wastewater treatment plant
- A second focused support and training day
The Green-Schools co-ordinators and/or water ambassador support teachers will also receive simultaneous support, training and the opportunity to network with other coordinators.
Participants will receive a water ambassador pack, to include: 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 on or have achieved the water flag.
If your secondary school would like to take part in this programme please read the below guidelines and ask interested students to click on the below to apply!