Our education programme shares the Pure Know H2ow behind your drinking water with the next generation.

Led by a team of dedicated and experienced volunteer speakers, we offer school talks aimed at eight to 11 year-olds in schools across Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire.

Our talks are fun, interactive and tie in with a host of National Curriculum topics such as science, nature and the environment - all of which can also be tailored to incorporate the specialism of our individual speaker.

During our talks, pupils will meet the WOW (World Of Water) family and are taught about the importance of conserving water. Each pupil is given their very own World Of Water booklet and, once complete, they will become WOW Agents by receiving a certificate and badge. Pupils will also receive a shower timer to take home so they can take on the four-minute shower challenge.

Lasting approximately 45 minutes, our talks include videos and interactive activities while offering children a unique opportunity chance to ask questions of our experts.


Communications Officer Amelia Wilson talks to year 4 pupils at Parlkands School, Eastbourne

Communications Officer Amelia Wilson talks to year 4 pupils at Parlkands School, Eastbourne.

In addition to talks, our STEM ambassador team host the water supply challenge game workshop, where small groups of children can learn how to build their own network of water pipes. This activity gives students hands-on experience of working as a water engineer, while learning about how water gets to their homes. 

The water supply challenge game lasts approximately 45 minutes and each game is suitable to be played with a maximum of 10 children. We can offer a maximum of three games for a 45 minute session, which can be complemented with a school talk as offered above. 

Our water challenge teaches children about STEM subjects as they work to build their own water supply network with real water!

To book a school talk or the water supply challenge game for your students, please email:


Our annual Fishing for Schools event, held at Arlington Reservoir, teaches young people about the environment

Charlotte Dench presented with a prize for winning the waterbutt competition advertised in our Educational pack

Pupils at St John's Primary in Crowborough are presented with shower timers and challenged to take a four minute shower

Our water wish jar asks children what they want for the future of the world's water supply and what they can do to protect it.

My Water wish is to make sure that the people without healthy water get clean water.
Lara #watersafe4eva
Turn off the tap when you brush your teeth!
Put a jug under dripping tap water so it cannot be wasted!

We've recently set up the Know H₂ow Awards programme, working with key stage three students to solve real industry problems. Reacting to real-life design challenges and interacting with role models like STEM Ambassadors are both recognised as key ways to encourage students to develop an investigative and creative approach to STEM.

Here's a few snaps of the students on a tour of Arlington Reservoir with our expert environmental staff and presenting their projects at our dedicated awards ceremony. 

Our bird hide at Arlington Reservoir provides the perfect spot to see some fantastic wildlife.

Students from Invicta Grammar School walk the footpath around Arlington Reservoir with NEP Surface Water Catchment Management Lead, Simon Lohrey.

Head of Environment, Emma Goddard, walks alongside pupils from Homewood School around Arlington Reservoir.

Our Biodiversity Lead, Richard Dyer, takes pupils from Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys around Arlington Reservoir.

Students from Invicta Grammar School and Homewood Academy visit our Fishing Lodge at Arlington to hear about the environmental work we do in and around our sites.

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