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Yorkshire Water launches environment workshop at Travis St Lawrence Primary School

Yorkshire Water and the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust were at Travis St Lawrence Primary School in Doncaster 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 over 15 schools across the region to teach the importance of water sustainability.

Students at Travis St Lawrence were treated to two days of interactive workshops 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!”

Alison Hornshaw, Deputy Head Teacher from Travis St Lawrence Primary School said: “All of the children thoroughly enjoyed the workshops. They were really excited to tell me about what they had learnt and their ideas to help improve drainage around our school. I was very impressed by how well the workshop engaged the children and was personalised to our school. Thank you.”

To find out more about this project, visit our Soak It Up webpage.

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