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Yorkshire Water launches environment workshop at Maybury Primary School in Hull

Yorkshire Water and the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust were at Maybury Primary School in Hull as it launched its latest “Soak it Up” workshop - an innovative approach to reducing water in drainage.

It is the latest education workshop delivered by Yorkshire Water, which has now partnered with 18 schools across the region to teach the importance of water sustainability.

Students at Maybury Primary School were treated to a one-day interactive workshop where they were introduced to sustainable drainage solutions such as roof gardens, vegetable gardens and water butts and learnt how they can help the environment and reduce flooding.

The pupils were given a board where they could build their own sustainable drainage system, with the team which prevented the most amount of water from reaching the drain crowned the winner!

Education & Volunteering Manager at Yorkshire Water, Anne Reed said: “Sustainable drainage systems are simple but highly effective way to utilise rain water. They can give a major boost to the local environment and to local wildlife whilst also playing a big role in flood prevention.

“We are thrilled to work with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to spread awareness and deliver some fun activities for local schools!”

Craig Williams, Readiness to Learn Co-ordinator,  at Maybury Primary School said: “Several of our classes had a fantastic couple of days working with Yorkshire Water and the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. The activities were very hands-on and linked extremely well to the science curriculum. All our children gained a greater awareness of the issues surrounding water both here at home and in the wider global community.”

"We are looking forward to getting started on our own projects within school that will help benefit our local environment and the wildlife we share it with."

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