Yorkshire Water welcomes the 100,000th visitor to its Education Centres

On 27th April 2016 Yorkshire Water welcomed the 100,000th visitor to our Leeds and Bradford Education Centres!

Yorkshire Water education centres are both located at fully operational sites. Headingley is a water treatment works in North Leeds where students can see how water is cleaned and how Yorkshire Water supplies its customers with a constant supply of fresh drinking water.

At Esholt waste water treatment works in Bradford the students see where water ends up once they've used it in their homes and how it is safely returned back into the environment.

Mr Ed Pickering’s Year 5 class from Hothfield Junior School in Sislden visited both centres on 27 April.
Anne Reed, Corporate Responsibility Advisor said: "Year 5 from Hothfield has taken the total number of visitors to our Education Centres to over 100,000. We were delighted to celebrate this achievement with the students from Hothfield School.”

Mr Pickering commented: “It was a nice surprise to be part of the celebration today. The centres are great resources which support the national curriculum outside the classroom. I visited last year and my colleagues from Hothfield are returning with two classes later this week which says it all.”

Francessca Hickey, who celebrated her birthday whilst at the centres said; “We have learnt a lot today but had lots of fun too. My favourite bit was when we saw what happens to the water before it comes out of our tap.”

The education centres were developed with the help of teachers to cover the core elements of the National Curriculum Key Stage 2, including numeracy, literacy, geography and science.

The sessions are free to primary schools and schools usually visit Headingley in the morning and Esholt in the afternoon. Requests for bookings can be made here.

The centres receive excellent reviews from teachers who visit with 100% of visitors telling Anne that their learning objectives have been met in full.