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Thirsty? Choose Water! is a whole-school approach to promoting water through classroom lessons, support for the installation of a chilled water station and promotional messages to the school community.

We have worked closely with schools to develop these resources to support students to make healthy choices that will stay with them well into their adult lives. The resources below have been created for NSW Stage 4 students – young adolescents.

Download our School Toolkit

Want to implement Thirsty? Choose Water! in your school? Download our ready-to-go School Toolkit that has everything you need – including online professional development, lesson plans, workbooks, activities, posters, promotional materials and more.

Developed with schools Aligned with NSW Stage 4 PDHPE curriculum Easy to implement Backed by research

Get fundraising!

Our research has shown putting chilled water stations in schools, in addition to curriculum and promotional activities, not only increases water consumption among adolescents, but also reduces their sugary drink intake. If your school doesn’t have a chilled water station, but you’d like to fundraise for one, download our Fundraising Pack. It has everything you need to plan a fundraising campaign to purchase and install a chilled water station at your school. And if you’d prefer to fundraise for a bottle re-filler or water cooler instead, no worries, the Pack will give some ideas to help you on your way.

Backed by research

The Thirsty? Choose Water! research program is the first of its kind in Australia and has already been successfully implemented in schools across five NSW health districts, covering metro, regional, rural and remote areas.

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Become a Friend of Thirsty!

Keen to promote water in your school? To help your school do this, we are inviting NSW secondary schools to become a Friend of Thirsty.

Join up today and receive a Thirsty? Choose Water! welcome pack in the post. This includes resources to kick-start your school water promotion, including a poster set, hi-vis vest and some cool stationary.

We will also send you a welcome email with some tips for starting Thirsty? Choose Water! in your school. This is a limited offer while stocks last, so complete the form below to avoid missing out!

*Available to NSW high schools only. One pack per school.

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    All Thirsty? Choose Water! content and materials are designed to provide general information only and are not intended as medical advice. For individually-tailored advice, consult your doctor or health professional.