Save Water: Act Now

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In the spring term, sixth form students from Barnwell School in Stevenage took part in Affinity Water’s new ‘Save Water: Act Now!’ (SW:AN!) project. SW:AN! is a six-week programme of curriculum-linked activities designed to enrich primary school students’ learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths and to provide leadership opportunities for sixth formers. Our education service provided training and teaching … Read More

Our Finest Dour

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The River Dour is a rare chalk stream that runs through the heart of Dover; fed from the aquifers of the stunning White Cliffs. There are only 200 chalk streams in the entire world. The Dour community branch of Affinity Water’s award-winning education team has been working in close partnership with the White Cliffs Countryside Partnership, in particular on their … Read More

Beaumont School crowned ‘Challenge: Water Champions’

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This year 4 schools have completed Challenge: Water; a KS3 STEM programme devised by WaterAid and delivered by Affinity Water. Students took part in two taught sessions at their school then were set three challenges: run a water saving campaign in the school community, design improvements to WaterAid’s VIP latrine to increase accessibility and fundraise for WaterAid. All the students … Read More

Discover Life at the Lake

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Affinity Water’s Education team are partnering with the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust this summer to help you discover what lives in Stocker’s Lake in Rickmansworth, from cool camouflaged creatures and watery wetland wonders to fascinating floating flora! What not encourage your pupils to come along? They can drop in with their families for this free series of fun educational … Read More

Keeping our youngsters safe near open water

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Summer is always a great time to explore the great outdoors or get out and about – a trip to the beach, a lake, or your local swimming pool for example? We all know just how much fun can be had, splashing about in cool, fresh water on a hot day. However, at times like this, we need to remember … Read More

Volunteering at RSPB Dungeness

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Our education co-ordinator Karen Stanley, had a productive day on (a very cold!) Monday 28th January when she joined the volunteer effort to manage some willow growth at the RSPB reserve in Dungeness. The reserve is set back from the sea, a headland on Kent’s south coast and boasts mile after mile of fresh water pits, open shingle, wet grassland … Read More

Celebrating World Water Day with York House School

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March 22nd was World Water Day. This is a UN designated day to help focus attention on our freshwater resources and the importance of managing them sustainably. Year 1 students from York House School got involved in helping us to celebrate this day on their visit to the Education Centre through their ‘Wonderful Water’ day. The Year 1 students had … Read More

Celebrating our lunch box challenge winners

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Lunch box challenge winners

Swing Gate Infant School celebrated National Recycle Week in September with Affinity Water’s Education team. During a sustainability assembly, the students proudly received their Affinity Water Lunch Box Challenge winners trophy! They were one of only four schools in the last academic year (2017/2018), who proved that they could achieve zero landfill waste during their visit to Affinity Water’s Environment … Read More

Fly me a River

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Children standing along a river bed.

The Education Team have been working hard over the past year developing the new and exciting project, the ‘Riverfly for Schools’ programme. This summer term saw the first cohort of students in the programme getting hands-on in their local river. The programme is based around the national Anglers’ Riverfly Monitoring Initiative which looks for 8 species within a river to … Read More