STEM Centre launch at Watford Grammar School for Boys

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Last term, we worked with Watford Grammar School for Boys to help them deliver a whole-school, water-themed event. Affinity Water provided interactive activities to help students understand both the importance of water as a natural resource and also the range of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills used in the water industry. From Art to PE, the week’s lessons … Read More

Spill a penny, spend a pound

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During the past academic year, Affinity Water’s Education Team have launched their “spill a penny, spend a pound” initiative to help raise awareness of global water issues. Students visiting the Education Centre take part in hands on activities to learn about access to water and how this varies across the globe. All those who visited the Education Centre in Bushey … Read More

Secondary schools battle for ‘Challenge: Water’ champion title

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At the end of the summer term, four teams from schools in Welwyn, Stevenage, St Albans and Luton went head to head at the ‘Challenge:Water’ finals on Wednesday 7 June. ‘Challenge:Water’ – a WaterAid initiative delivered by Affinity Water is now in its second year and puts teams against each other to develop real solutions to address water resource issues. … Read More

Mad Science inspires children to save water

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Affinity Water has joined up with Mad Science to help children learn about the science of saving water in the home and why it’s so important. Mad Science have been visiting schools last term, putting on interactive and engaging experiments to show children how much fun saving water can be! Mad Science has been delivering unique, hands-on, educational and entertaining … Read More

Making a positive ‘Change’ through Science Week

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is a hot topic in education and the water industry certainly relies on these essential skills to keep it in operation! STEM skills have allowed the water industry to develop and improve over hundreds of years; allowing for huge advances in public health and improvements in economic prosperity. During Science Week, Affinity Water’s Education … Read More

Celebrating World Water Day with Harrow College Students

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To celebrate World Water Day we welcomed students from Harrow College to our Education Centre. We wanted to help students understand the management of water on a local, national and global scale and explain why the Southeast of England is classed a ‘water stressed’ area. Science skills were learnt and put to the test! as the students learnt how to … Read More

Caring for our water catchments

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(Verulamium park) Everyone lives in a water catchment. Everything you do in your home, your school, or your business has the potential to affect your local waterway. Helping students understand how their local water catchment works is a great way of empowering them to make positive environmental changes as well as bringing science to life! Over two thirds of the … Read More

Get involved in Community Science – Riverfly Monitoring

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Serious pollution incidents can occur in our watercourses, spelling disaster for river ecology. Regular monitoring is the best way of identifying such incidents early and enabling a rapid response; so why not get your school involved in this real life community science initiative? It’s a great way to bring a science topic to life and empower your students to make … Read More

STEM in the water industry

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You hear a lot about the importance of STEM subjects, but how do we apply them in the water industry? STEM forms a fundamental part of many roles in the water industry from accountants, hydrogeologists, ecologists and structural engineers to name just a few. Here is a practical example of how STEM is used: Affinity Water has approximately 16,500 km … Read More

Caring for our Water Catchments

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We all know water comes out of taps. You and your students probably know that Affinity Water treats it to make it safe for you to drink and use. You may even be aware that we rely on rivers and aquifers as the source for our raw water, but do you and your students consider the impact their actions may … Read More