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'Water' Lot of Fun Rolls into Ballytrea Primary School

09 September 2010 14:56

Ballytrea PS P6 class on the Eaterbus
Northern Ireland Water’s (NI Water) educational programme, H2O and the Wonderful World of Water, made a splash at Ballytrea Primary School on Monday 6th September with the organisation’s travelling classroom – the double-decker Waterbus.

During the visit the children were introduced to H20, a water drop figure and mascot for the programme to help them learn about water and to understand the importance of water conservation. The children also learnt what can and can’t be put down the toilet through a ‘bag it and bin it’ activity, what NI Water does to clean the water and how sewage is treated.

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 feedback we have received from schools who have participated in our education 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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For further information, please contact NI Water’s Press Office on 02890 354710 or email press.office@niwater.com.

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