Life on the Lake

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This Summer, Education Services partnered with Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust to deliver Life at the Lake – a series of six weekly drop-in sessions based at Stocker’s Lake in Rickmansworth. Each session focused on a different topic, from Adaptations and Lifecycles to Pollution and Seasonal changes, and every week there were creatures from the lake for the public to … Read More

River Dour protection project

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A passion for a local river and its surrounding environment has seen pupils from Barton Junior School emerge triumphant when they showcased what they had learnt from a river protection project. The year 5 and 6 students were among two Dover schools – the other was Whitecliffs Primary College – who have spent their summer term learning about the river … Read More

Spill a penny, Spend a pound

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A giant water bottle has been used to educate youngsters about how precious a resource water is – and raised money for those for people in developing countries, to get access to clean water and sanitation. Affinity Water’s Education Team invited students who visited their Education Centre in Bushey Heath to make a voluntary contribution to its giant water bottle. … Read More

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