This primary resource features 25 ways that pupils can help save water, keep our oceans, rivers and streams clean, and protect our planet’s aquatic animals. It shows children that they can do their bit to protect the environment, and that a few small changes can make a big difference.

The teaching resource can be used in study group tasks for discussion about conservation, pollution and ways to help protect the environment. The resource can be used as a printed handout for each pupil to review and annotate, or for display on the interactive whiteboard for class discussion.

Activity: Ask pupils to read and think about our 25 ‘Water Hero‘ tips. What do they currently do to help save water and protect the environment? Could they do more? The children could divide the tips into two groups: lists of the things they already do, and the things they will start to do. As a more creative activity, the class could make eco posters or banners about the importance of conserving water and protecting our rivers and oceans. Their posters/banners could feature our tips, as well as their own water facts and colourful images.


N.B. The following information for mapping the resource documents to the school curriculum is specifically tailored to the English National Curriculum and Scottish Curriculum for Excellence. We are currently working to bring specifically tailored curriculum resource links for our other territories; including South AfricaAustralia and New Zealand. If you have any queries about our upcoming curriculum resource links, please email:


This primary resource assists with teaching the following Key Stage 2 Geography objectives from the National Curriculum:

Pupils should be taught to: describe and understand key aspects of:

  • physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle 
  • human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water


Also see National Curriculum Key Stage 2 Science (Year 4) objective:

  • recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.


This primary resource assists with teaching the following Social Studies Early level objective from the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence: 

  • I explore and appreciate the wonder of nature within different environments and have played a part in caring for the environment


Scottish Curriculum for Excellence First level Social Studies objectives:

  • By exploring climate zones around the world, I can compare and describe how climate affects living things.
  • By exploring a natural environment different from my own, I can discover how the physical features influence the variety of living things


Scottish Curriculum for Excellence Second level Social Studies objectives:

  • I can discuss the environmental impact of human activity and suggest ways in which we can live in a more environmentally- responsible way

Having explored the ways journeys can be made, I can consider the advantages and disadvantages of different forms of transport, discussing their impact on the environment


Scottish Curriculum for Excellence Third level Social Studies objectives:

  • I can identify the possible consequences of an environmental issue and make informed suggestions about ways to manage the impact


Scottish Curriculum for Excellence Fourth level Social Studies objectives:

  • I can discuss the sustainability of key natural resources and analyse the possible implications for human activity
  • I can develop my understanding of the interaction between humans and the environment by describing and assessing the impact of human activity on an area
  • I can identify threats facing the main climate zones, including climate change, and analyse how these threats impact on the way of life


    This primary resource assists with teaching the following Science Studies Second level objective from the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence: 

    • I have investigated different water samples from the environment and explored methods that can be used to clean and conserve water and I am aware of the properties and uses of water

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