St. Laurence Junior Academy in Ramsgate was abuzz with excitement as Katie and Lee from Southern Water visited the school to educate the children on the importance of water and how it is collected and cleaned before it arrives in their taps.
The duo began the session by sharing a fun fact with the children that every person uses around 130 litres of water per day. The children were amazed and couldn’t believe that they used so much water in just one day. This fact got them thinking about how important it is to use water wisely and not waste it. The children were encouraged to make small changes in their daily routines to help conserve water.
One Year 5 pupil said: “I never realized how much water we use every day, but now I want to try and use it more carefully. I’m going to start turning off the tap when I brush my teeth and taking shorter showers to save water. It’s important to take care of our planet and its resources, and I want to do my part to help.”
Katie and Lee then explained the process of how water is collected and treated. They informed the children that water comes from a variety of sources such as rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. The water is then treated to remove impurities before it is distributed to our homes through a complex network of pipes and pumping stations. The children were fascinated to learn about the different stages of the treatment process, which included the use of filters and chemicals to remove any dirt or bacteria.
The session ended with a question and answer session where the children were able to ask any questions they had about the water treatment process.
Mrs Mountjoy, who organised the talks said: “It was great to see the children engaged and excited about learning where their water comes from. Katie and Lee did an excellent job of explaining the water cycle and the treatment process in a way that was both informative and entertaining.
“It’s wonderful to see our students becoming more environmentally aware, and I hope that this experience will inspire them to make positive changes in their daily routines.
Overall, it was an informative and engaging session for the children at St. Laurence Junior Academy, and they came away with a greater appreciation for the importance of water and the need to use it wisely.”