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.
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.
To book a school talk or the water supply challenge game for your students, please email:
My Water wish is to make sure that the people without healthy water get clean water.
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.