Looking for a school activity that teaches students about healthy habits and global issues at the same time? Then ‘water’ you waiting for? Sign your school up for the Water Challenge now!

The Water Challenge asks students to make water their only beverage for the month of March, and raise funds for their efforts. The funds raised support WaterAid’s mission to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.

As students learn about the benefits of drinking water and develop healthy habits around their water consumption, they will have the opportunity to appreciate what a valuable resource water is- in particular for the 785 million people who don’t have clean water close to home.

Throughout the month, students can raise funds to support WaterAid’s lifesaving projects, helping people in Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, Cambodia and India gain access to water.

The Water Challenge is both a fun and educational way for the staff and students of your school to engage with this critical global issue.

Visit our Resources page for worksheets, quizzes and other activities to be used in schools. 

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You can register a page for your school, year level, or class. If there are multiple classes competing, you can link the pages together by creating a school team.

Take the Water Challenge Relay Share the Water Challenge across classes by taking the Water Challenge Relay. Simply ‘pass the glass’ each week, taking on the challenge in turns! So ‘water’ you waiting for? Sign up now or create a team and ask your school mates to join you in raising a glass to the drink that nobody should have to live without. 

If you’d like to get your school involved, sign up a school team or email

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How to create your school team

  1. Sign up for the Water Challenge here
  2. Once your account has been created, visit the ‘My Account’ section by clicking on your name in the top right hand corner
  3. Complete the ‘Create a Team’ section under ‘My Account’
  4. Invite other students or classes to join by sharing the link. Select YES for the ‘Allow anyone to join my team’ option in the Team Details section. This will add a button on your team page for anyone to join.

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