Fernie students walk for water

Fernie Secondary School students learnt just how important water is with a Walk for Water on Friday.

Fernie Secondary School students took a Walk for Water last Friday.

Fernie Secondary School students took a Walk for Water last Friday.

Fernie Secondary School students learnt just how important water is with a Walk for Water on Friday.

After learning that many people survive on just three to six litres of water a day, and must walk to get it, Janet Kuijts Outdoor Education class had an interesting exercise in front of them. The students each calculated how much water they used daily and then devised a system that would allow them to carry enough water back from the Elk River for their entire family.

As part of the Earth Week activities, the class turned the lesson into reality and strolled from Fernie Secondary School to the river and back, using their handmade water carrying devices.