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Ewden Education Centre re-opens its doors to schools in May

Ewden Education Centre re-opens its’ doors to South Yorkshire schools in May. 

Our Education Team is delighted to offer Primary schools free visits to the newly refurbished centre which is located at our fully operational water treatment works, north of Wharncliffe Side in Sheffield. Ewden provides clean water to a population of 120,000 in Sheffield and surrounding areas. 

Teachers are advised to book their visit now. You can find more information, or make a booking here.

Dedicated tour leaders will take students on a tour of Ewden and show them first-hand the methods used to provide drinking water to the local community as they listen to commentary through state-of-the-art headsets. Hands-on activities will teach students about the water treatment process and how water is sourced and distributed around the region via the Yorkshire Water grid network. 

The programmes were developed with the help of school teachers to cover the core elements of the Key Stage Two National Curriculum, including numeracy, literacy, geography, science and, of course, water. 

Anne Reed, Yorkshire Water's Education Manager, said; "Our recent investment in Ewden education centre is part of our long standing commitment to raise awareness of the value of Yorkshire’s water and the need to use water wisely.” 

"Teachers can choose from morning or afternoon sessions which focus on the water cycle and water treatment, or opt for a full day activity including our popular Big Wish for Ethiopia activities. Children are guaranteed to leave the centre bursting with knowledge, and we hope they will think very differently about how they use water when they turn on the tap in the future." 

Our Education Centres, including the hugely popular Headingley Water Works in Leeds, have already attracted 105,000 visitors. To complement the existing facilities, we are opening a brand new environmental centre at Tophill Low Nature Reserve near Driffield in May this year. 

Visits to the water and environmental centres are open to all primary schools free of charge on a first come first served basis. There is limited capacity for other education and community groups, for a small fee to cover costs. 

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