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'Water' Lot of Fun at St. Mary's Primary School

28 May 2010 9:39

Northern Ireland Water’s (NI Water) educational programme, H2O and the Wonderful World of Water, made a splash at St Mary’s Primary School on Friday 28th May.

The main topic of the day was the ‘Water Cycle’, where the children learnt about the value of water, the different forms it takes, and what impact humans have on it.

During the visit, the children were introduced to H20, a water drop figure and mascot for the programme. They took part in a ‘Bag it and Bin it’ activity to demonstrate what can and can’t be put down the toilet, and learnt more about how water is cleaned and sewage is treated. The children were also introduced to NI Water’s chosen charity – WaterAid – who work to help those who have no access to safe water or sanitation.

NI Water’s Environmental Education Manager, Jane Jackson said:

‘‘NI Water places great importance on educating young people in the vital role water plays in our lives. H2O is a fun way for children to learn about the water cycle, why water is essential for good health and how they can help to conserve this precious resource.

“We are delighted with the positive feedback we have received from schools who have participated in NI Water’s educational programme. It’s a fantastic way for us to work within the local community and educate future generations of water users.’

The programme is aimed at Key Stage 2 and designed to complement a key element of the Northern Ireland Primary Curriculum – the ‘World Around Us’.

A teachers’ learning pack, with further classroom activities is available to download from www.niwater.com/education.

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