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Yorkshire Water launches environment workshop at Ainthorpe Primary School

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

The pupils were treated to an interactive workshop where they were introduced to sustainable drainage such as roof gardens, vegetable gardens and water butts and told how they can help the environment and reduce flooding.

The pupils were then given a board where they could build their own sustainable drainage, 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 garden and to local wildlife whilst also playing a big role in flood prevention.

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

Ainthorpe School Principal, Shane Davy, said: “It was great to have Yorkshire Water and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust run a very informative and fun Soak it Up workshop.

“We look forward to welcoming them back in the summer where we can build some sustainable drainage systems of our own!”

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Yorkshire Water starts fun initiative to tackle flooding

Yorkshire Water is starting an exciting new flood reduction project called “Soak it up”, an approach to naturally collect rainwater in different ways to help reduce the amount of water that finds its way into the firm’s networks of pipes and sewers.

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