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Schools visit local libraries to learn about Hull’s water culture

Six schools from Hull and over 250 pupils have visited their local libraries during the last month to learn about the city’s new ‘water culture’ vision. 

The education workshops, in partnership with Bransholme and Ings libraries, linked into the Hull City of Culture activity which we are supporting. 

Pupils learnt Hull’s new water culture vision will mean more green infrastructure, such as sustainable urban drainage systems, used to reduce flood risk. Plus, efforts to restore historic watercourses and increase renewable energy for water management. 

The interactive sessions involved pupils taking part in arts and craft activity, making cardboard models of the city’s famous water features such as the Humber Bridge and marina. 

An education guide from Yorkshire Water also explained where water comes from and how waste water is treated. 

Anne Reed, corporate social responsibility manager at Yorkshire Water, said: This was a great way of engaging pupils about our major plans for Hull to become a water resilient and climate ready city. As sponsors of the Hull City of Culture, we want to engage youngsters in the city about the water cycle and hopefully a few of them will be inspired enough to become Hull’s future water engineers.” 

Jessica Leathley, from Hull Library Service said: “We are very pleased to have supported this important initiative from Yorkshire Water. It was clear that the children enjoyed the interactive sessions and relished the opportunity to get creative with their own solutions for Hull’s future.”

The schools that took part in the water education workshops were Biggin Hill Primary School, Wawne Primary School, Dorchester Primary School, Ings Primary School, Stoneferry Primary School and St James' CE Academy. 

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