This week we were lucky enough to have a visit from Severn Trent, who delivered their Wonderful Water workshops to different classes. The children had a wonderful time and learnt so much!
The day started with an interactive whole school assembly where the children made decisions about the appropriate things to put down the toilet and the consequences of putting the wrong things down it (e.g. wet wipes and cotton buds). The children learnt a song to remind them of what they had learnt.
Afterwards Years 3, 5 and 6 spent an hour each taking part in different workshops.
Workshop 1 involved watching a video about the effect of climate change on water, and the reasons for water shortages in different parts of the world. The children then took part in a quiz, using electronic voting devices to answer questions and see if they could beat the instructor.
Workshop 2 involved drama. The children listened to calls made to Severn Trent by members of the public and worked together to decide what the correct response to each problem might be. This was followed by a science activity looking at the acidic level of water in some test tubes and identifying where most water pollution was occurring. They were surprised to find that the most polluted water was found on farms.
Workshop 3 involved playground games where teams competed to sort items can can be flushed and those that should be put in bins. The fastest team won. Another game involved repairing broken pipes or replacing them with new ones, and an environmental snakes and ladders game.
Thank you Severn Trent for a fantastic morning of learning. Thank you to Sarah Lalor for organising this for the children. It was a great way to learn about our responsibility to the planet and further develop our stewardship.