Lessons in liquid: Whittlesey pupils get water-saving tips for environment week

PUPILS at a Whittlesey primary school have learnt about the importance of saving water as part of their annual environment week.

Youngsters from Park Lane Primary and Nursery School were visited by experts from Anglian Water and Cambridge Education Service this week.

They completed a series of tasks to help them understand the important of water and kept special diaries to monitor how much water they used in a week.

Liz Hughes, environment co-ordinator at Park Lane, said: “The children have been busy throughout the whole school, completing various activities including artwork, science experiments, writing and performing a special water-themed song and working alongside experts to help them understand the importance of water to our lives.

“The school also recently won a lottery funded award, ‘Pamper Our Pond’, where our pupils can get up close to the wildlife and see how important water is to their habitats as well.

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“It really gives them an opportunity to see how the things they learn about in the classroom work in the real world.”

Anglian Water has been running a ‘Drop 20’ campaign, visiting schools to urge children to reduce their daily water usage by 20 litres.

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For more information about the campaign visit: www.anglianwater.co.uk/drop20education

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