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

Our new Education offering in the Folkestone and Dover region

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Children in a river

Following on from the real success of the Education Centre and outreach provision in Affinity Water’s Central region, it has been a real pleasure to have Karen Stanley joining the business to further expand our educational outreach in Folkestone and Dover region. Several schools have already begun to take full advantage of the Education Services’ workshop days. The feedback from … Read More

Spill a penny, spend a pound

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Education team holding a cheque

Over the last two years, Affinity Water’s Education Team have been running their “spill a penny, spend a pound” initiative to help raise awareness of global water issues.    All schools that visited the Affinity Water Education Centre in Bushey Heath were invited to make a voluntary contribution to WaterAid of between 1p to £1 into our giant water bottle. Students take part … Read More

Happy Birthday Education Centre

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Pond

This year the Education Centre at Clay Lane celebrates 20 years since it was built. In September 1998, it was officially opened by David Bellamy, and since then education services has engaged with over 250,000 children! Affinity Water’s education services provide hands-on educational curriculum linked activities to young people aged 5-18 conveying key water saving messages, applying STEM (Science, Technology, … Read More

Free online resources and water projects

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water-detectives-game

How do you explain to an 8 year old, or an 18 year old, the complex relationship that human beings have with their natural environment? And how this impacts our water supply? More importantly, how do you empower them to make positive changes in their water related behaviours? The Environment Agency has deemed the Southeast of England to be a … Read More

Stevenage School crowned ‘Challenge Water’ champions

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students from Barnwell school

A team of key stage 3 students from Barnwell school in Stevenage were crowned the 2018 ‘Challenge: Water’ champions. The successful team went head to head with Simon Balle All Through School from Hertford, Loreto College from St Albans and Kings Langley School from Kings Langley. ‘Challenge: Water’ is a joint initiative with WaterAid and Affinity Water that pits teams … Read More

Keeping our youngsters safe near open water

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After a very long and snowy winter, it is clear that summer is finally here! What better time to 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 … Read More

Only rain down this drain!

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yellow fishes sprayed on storm drain

You and your students may have noticed small, yellow fish painted next to storm drains in your local area. What does this mean and how can your students get involved? Let’s find out… What is a storm drain? Storm drains come in all shapes and sizes – typically they consist of a hole in a paved surface which is covered … Read More

Counting down to Day Zero in Cape Town

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Cape Town: host to the 2010 World Cup; renowned for its harbour, wine production and proximity to Table Mountain; home to around 4 million people; and set to be the first major modern city to run out of water. Cape Town is supplied with water from a number of nearby reservoirs which are refilled by rainfall, ideally in the winter … Read More