Hampton Middle School students take part in ‘Be the Change’ day

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | 12:01 AM

Hampton Middle School students participated in the annual “Be the Change” day on Nov. 26 where they learned about the many struggles facing people in other parts of the world.

Among the issues they explored included poverty, disease, hunger, homelessness and a lack of access to clean drinking water.

Students carried jugs filled with water that simulate the number of gallons some children their age have to carry to use for cooking and bathing – and even then, the water isn’t always clean and safe. Other students built water filtration systems that could be used to help purify water for drinking and cooking.

Students were also tasked with exploring data from countries around the world that compared the overall wealth of a country to the quality of life for its citizens.