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Bolling Road Primary School pupils become construction workers for a day

31 pupils from year five at Ben Rhydding Primary School have been taught about the water cycle, the environment and safety near construction sites.

Children were given the chance to wear high-visibility clothing to become construction engineers working on the site for a day whilst others chose headsets and role played being call handlers in a call centre.

The pupils took part in interactive lessons learning about the water cycle, the causes of flooding, as well as finding out about how blockages in sewer pipes happen. The sessions helped children understand what they should and shouldn't flush/pour away down toilets and sinks - and loved, as all children do, learning about the three Ps - pee, poo, paper - the only things you should put down the toilet!

The education visit marks the end of our scheme to repair a sewer in Bolling Road, Ben Rhydding. The sewer which runs under Bolling Road was previously damaged by another company whilst they carried out work. Contractors, Mott MacDonald Bentley, replaced the section of damaged pipe between January and May this year.

Project Manager, Jonathan LeMoine, said: "When we’re investing or working in an area, we like to be good neighbours and get involved with the local community. The children really enjoyed the interactive lesson and we hope they learnt some interesting things about the work we do to protect the environment and provide water.

"We’re happy to have completed the repairs to the damaged sewer pipe at Bolling Road as it was a challenging scheme and we thank the local residents for their continued patience throughout this work."

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