Live events

Are your students studying water related topics during the academic year 2022/23?

If so, we are delighted to offer you the opportunity to take part in our programme of live virtual assemblies.

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We will be offering a series of live virtual events covering key themes relevant to the national curriculum, citizenship and water safety throughout the academic year.

Our core programme will be offered every half term, with additional sessions on water safety during the summer term.

These events will be run on Microsoft Teams live secure platform.

2022/2023 timetable

9.00am (20 mins) Early Years and Key Stage 1 - Water Safety Live

Our Water Safety live events offer an introduction to staying safe, both in and around water and in the wider landscape. 

Water safety is an important message all year round.  Cold water can be a killer and we'd like to start to raising awareness of water safety from a young age.

Aligning to Swim England’s water safety messaging, we’ll explain how students can help keep themselves and their family safe, endorse messaging about always swimming with an adult and explain where to find safe places to swim.

9.45am (30 mins) Key Stage 2 – Ask the Operators (Clean water)

To fit in with your Water topic in class, Yorkshire Water would like to offer you the chance to take your class on a virtual video tour of one of our clean water treatment works, and then join us for our LIVE Q&A session with one of our clean water operators. 

You will have the opportunity to email questions to us before the live event, after you have viewed the tour, or you could ask via the question box on the day.  

11.15am (30 mins) Key Stage 2 – Ask the Operators (Wastewater)

To fit in with your Water topic in class, Yorkshire Water would like to offer you the chance to take your class on a virtual video tour of one of our wastewater treatment works, and then join us for our LIVE Q&A session with one of our wastewater operators. 

You will have the opportunity to email questions to us before the live event, after you have viewed the tour, or you could ask via the question box on the day.  

1.15pm (30 mins) Key Stage 2 - Water Safety Live

Water safety is an important message all year round.  Cold water can be a killer and we'd like to start to raising awareness of water safety from a young age.

Aligning to Swim England’s water safety messaging, we’ll explain how students can help keep themselves and their family safe, endorse messaging about always swimming with an adult, know where to find safe places to swim, and develop understanding that there can be hidden dangers in open water areas such as rivers, reservoirs, canals and seas.

We’ll also remind students how to Float on their back for 60 seconds without floatation equipment and explain why this is important.  We’ll explain that cold water can take your breath away and can result in people getting into difficulty and drowning.  Information will be provided in what to do in an emergency – do not enter the water and instead contact 999 and seek adult assistance.

2.15pm (30 mins) Key Stage 2 – Let’s learn about the Countryside Code

Our Countryside Code live events offer an introduction to staying safe in nature, both around water and in the wider landscape. Keeping children safe as they actively explore green spaces and allowing them to confidently engage with the natural world.

 

Daily exercise is great for our physical and mental health, and our countryside is the perfect place for it.  As one of the biggest landowners in the county, we think it is important that students understand the Countryside Code, keeping themselves and our beautiful surroundings safe and clean for everyone to enjoy.  We’d like them to become guardians of our great outdoors.

The rules for the Countryside Code are: Leave livestock, crops and machinery alone. Take your litter home. Help to keep all water clean. Protect wildlife, plants and trees.

During this session, we will cover the content of the Countryside Code including planning ahead, travel, access to land & footpaths, animals & dogs and leave no trace.

 

To complement our live lesson, why not take a look at a free resource available from our partners, The Country Land and Business Association (CLA).

This downloadable resource is all about the Countryside Code.  Linking in with Key Stage 2 geography and citizenship syllabus, the lesson plan is full of interesting and exciting activities to encourage young people to learn about visiting the countryside using the three main headings of the Countryside Code; Respect, Protect & Enjoy.

Teachers are encouraged to download the resource from the web address below for a 'ready to use' lesson plan.  You can access the lesson plan here

During the 2022/23 academic term, we will be offering the following dates:

  • 12 October 2022 
  • 23 November 2022
  • 2 February 2023
  • 15 March 2023 (Science Week)
  • 26 April 2023
  • 5 July 2023

 

 

 

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To register for any of our spring, summer or autumn events, please complete the booking form for the sessions you would like to participate in. 

We'll send you an acknowledgement of your booking, followed by joining instructions nearer the date.

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Summer 2023 timetable

21 & 22 June 2023 - Drowning Prevention Week - Water Safety Live

Drowning Prevention Week (DPW) aims to equip everybody across the UK and Ireland with the skills and knowledge, to make the right decisions about water safety.

Swimming isn’t just a critical lifesaving skill, it’s a skill that opens up a lifetime of fun and adventure in and on the water and throughout 2020 and 2021, cohorts of young people have missed out on the opportunity to swim, leaving a dramatic gap in school swimming and water safety education.

The UK’s beautiful waterways should be places where everyone feels at ease, and can take pleasure from their surroundings, whatever their age, whatever their activity level.

To support this week long event run by The Royal Life Saving Society, we are holding a series of water safety live events on Wednesday 21 June and Thursday 22 June 2023.  Cold water can be a killer and we'd like to start to raising awareness of water safety from a young age.

We're offering sessions specifically tailored to different age groups, from Early Years to KS4, which will be delivered via Microsoft Teams Live by our Education Advisers.  The session for KS3 & 4 will be delivered in partnership with the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and the RNLI.

Aligning to Swim England’s water safety messaging, we’ll explain how students can help keep themselves and their friends safe, endorse messaging about where to find safe places to swim, and explain in detail why there are hidden dangers in open water areas such as rivers, reservoirs, canals and seas, and that algae in the water can cause rashes and stomach upsets.

Messaging will be provided on the potential increased risk of being near water with their peers (for older students including elements of peer pressure, risk taking, alcohol & drugs) and we’ll discuss know to look after our friends and help ensure that they stay safe.

We’ll explain how students should react in an emergency situation, who to contact and that they should not enter the water.  They’ll receive a reminder about ‘Float to Live’ messaging in case they ever get into difficulty. 

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To register please complete the booking form for the session you would like to participate in. 

We'll send you an acknowledgement of your booking along with the joining instructions.

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6 July 2023 - Key Stage 3 & 4 - Water Safety Live

Water safety is an important message all year round.  Cold water can be a killer and we'd like to start to raising awareness of water safety from a young age.


Key Stage 3 & 4 Water Safety Live 

9am, 10am, 11am & 2pm (30 mins)

Aligning to Swim England’s water safety messaging, we’ll explain how students can help keep themselves and their friends safe, endorse messaging about where to find safe places to swim, and explain in detail why there are hidden dangers in open water areas such as rivers, reservoirs, canals and seas, and that algae in the water can cause rashes and stomach upsets.

Messaging will be provided on the potential increased risk of being near water with their peers (elements of peer pressure, risk taking, alcohol & drugs) and we’ll discuss know to look after our friends and help ensure that they stay safe.

We’ll explain how students should react in an emergency situation, who to contact and that they should not enter the water.  They’ll receive a reminder about ‘Float to Live’ messaging in case they ever get into difficulty. 

 

Book now

To register for this event, please complete the booking form for the session/s you would like to participate in. 

We'll send you an acknowledgement of your booking, followed by joining instructions nearer the date.

Book now

Special events

We are delighted to offer you the opportunity to participate in our special event calendar.  Booking details will be available nearer the time.

17 November 2022 – Celebrating World Toilet Day

World Toilet Day is an opportunity to learn more about the global sanitation crisis.

World Toilet Day is observed each year on November 19 to raise awareness about the 3.6 billion people around the world who are still living without access to a safely managed toilet.

Without clean, safe toilets, human waste (poop) can contaminate communities’ food and water sources, which increases people’s chances of getting sick.

We are delivered to offer you the opportunity to join our live events on 17 November 2022 to celebrate World Toilet Day.

A live assembly for Key Stage 1 will commence at 13h30 and last for approximately 20 minutes.

Our live assembly for Key Stage 2 will start at 14h15 and will finish at 14h45.

To register for either of these events, click here.

22 March 2023 - Celebrating World Water Day

Join schools from across the United Kingdom to celebrate all things water!

World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. It is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis. 

We are delighted to offer you the opportunity to join our live event on 22 March 2023 to celebrate World Water Day.

If you are interested in pre-registering, please email education@yorkshirewater.co.uk.