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Yorkshire Water launches environment workshop at Priory Primary School

Yorkshire Water and the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust were at Priory 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 over 15 schools across the region to teach the importance of water sustainability.

Students at Priory 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!”

Julia Mitchell, Head of School at Priory Primary School said: “The Yorkshire Water education guides were brilliant with the children and really explained everything clearly. They got them very excited about the project and the interactive activities were a great way of bringing the issues to life. We were really impressed. Our children thoroughly enjoyed the Soak It Up workshops and definitely came away from the day more engaged in water sustainability. They now show more of an awareness of their role in reducing water wastage and know the measure we can take within our own school to help. We are very excited about the next stage in the project!”

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