Year 4 - Severn Trent Water Education (March 2018)
On Thursday 1st March, we were visited by Justin Crilly from Severn Trent to talk to us about how we get safe water to drink in our homes. In an assembly to […]
On Thursday 1st March, we were visited by Justin Crilly from Severn Trent to talk to us about how we get safe water to drink in our homes.
In an assembly to Key Stage Two, we learnt about the journey water takes from rivers to our homes and how it is cleaned for us to use safely. However, we also discovered how precious clean water is and the steps we can take to make sure we don't waste any. For example, did you know a 20 minute shower can use more water than if you had a bath? We then learnt how Severn Trent makes sure the water is safe to go back into our rivers.
Classes from Year 4 further explored water use, getting hands on using cylinders to measure our water usage scenarios of different families and how they could use water more efficiently.
Breyana from Year 4 said, "I found out lots of things on the day. Since learning about water usage I've tried to use it more carefully and sensibly at home and at school."
Simran from Year 4 said, "I was really surprised learning how sewers work and how easily they can get blocked by things like baby wipes, oils and cotton buds so we really shouldn't put them down the toilet."