Primary schools still have time to join an innovative free water industry event next week (16-19 November) to take part in a range of engaging and cross curricular online activities.

For that’s when the education teams of 12 companies - including South East Water - join forces on Monday (16 November) for a week of activities ‘We are UK Water – celebrating World Toilet Day’.

Led by industry experts and designed specifically for Key Stage Two pupils, the online event is accompanied by a resource pack for teachers. From learning about the water cycle to the importance of using water wisely, the content has been designed to support various subject areas across the National Curriculum.

Highlight will be a live event on Thursday (19 November), World Toilet Day, which takes place every year to raise awareness of the importance of safe sanitation across the world.

Due to COVID-19 disrupting the education programme, the teams have had to think differently about how they deliver important water saving messages to the younger generation.

Rather than each company doing its own thing, the cross-company specialists, who meet regularly throughout the year, decided to pool resources to come up with this initiative.

Anne Reed, Chair of the Water Company Education Forum, said: “Life is pretty different for everybody at the moment and like many other industries this year, because of COVID-19 we’ve had to think differently about how to deliver our important messages.

“Through our Education Forum water companies already collaborate on many initiatives but we haven’t attempted anything on a nationwide scale before. We hope this event paves the way for more innovation and further supports school at what is a very challenging time for them.”

There is still time to register for the event by going to:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/we-are-uk-water-celebrating-world-toilet-day-tickets-120194074713

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