Choose Tap education
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Through the Choose Tap education program, staff and students can actively learn about the benefits of drinking tap water as part of a healthy lifestyle and as an environmentally friendly alternative to bottled beverages.
Choose Tap learning material
Our free learning materials are available to early learning centres and primary schools in the Yarra Valley Water service area.
Developed for children aged 3 to 5 years and Prep to Year 6, the learning materials are designed to help educators teach children about the health benefits of drinking tap water while reducing the reliance on single use plastic drink bottles. Our learning materials include storybooks, a sing-along CD, colouring-in sheets, stickers, posters, stationery, parent information, and more.
Primary School Incursions
Our free Choose Tap classroom presentations are available to primary schools located within the Yarra Valley Water service area. Aimed at students from Prep to Year 6, our fun, engaging presentation will get students up and moving as they learn all about water.
Students are first introduced to the story of “Smell-bourne” (Melbourne’s nickname in the 1880s) which covers the development of Melbourne’s sewerage system and closed catchment water supply through an interactive song and presentation. This is followed by a presentation of a tub containing the average amount of water in a child’s body to demonstrate the effects of dehydration on different parts of the body. The incursion concludes with an interactive rap song to recap the importance of hydration.
Update - March 2020
In light of recent developments regarding coronavirus and following the advice of the Department of Health and Human Services on social distancing, no new school incursion bookings will be accepted by Yarra Valley Water until further notice.
If you have any questions regarding an upcoming, existing booking, please contact [email protected]