Spring term bookings open for Yorkshire Water education sites in East Yorkshire

The reception hide at Yorkshire Water's Tophill Low
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Schools in East Yorkshire can now start booking education sessions run by Yorkshire Water for the spring term.

Sessions are available at Yorkshire Water’s Tophill Low Nature Reserve and the Living with Water Learning Lab at Wilberforce College, Hull, offering opportunities for outdoor learning and access to a one-of-a-kind Learning Lab.

The Living with Water Learning Lab was created in partnership by Yorkshire Water, Living with Water, Yorkshire Flood Resilience and Wilberforce Sixth Form College. The space will be used by Yorkshire Water’s education outreach team to deliver lessons to school pupils around key water topics, all of which support Key Stage 2 curriculum requirements.

Students can visit the wet lab for a hands-on experienced designed to teach them about the water cycle and flood risk in the area. It boasts a 3D model to showcase sustainable drainage solutions (SuDS) and how they work, as well as an interactive LED wall screen to be used as a teaching tool on the topic of flooding.

Sessions are also available to book at Tophill Low Nature Reserve, Driffield. Half day and full day sessions are available covering a wide variety of topics linked to the outdoors, nature and wildlife, including:

  • Life underwater
  • Life on the water
  • Wonderful woods
  • Nature detectives
  • Minibeasts
  • Wild world

As well as visits to the Yorkshire Water sites, the utility company is also offering a range of virtual assemblies covering topics such as water safety, the Countryside Code and Q&A sessions with Yorkshire Water operational teams who are responsible for getting water to taps and taking waste away from Yorkshire’s homes and businesses.

Anne Reed, social responsibility and education manager at Yorkshire Water, said: “We have a variety of educational offerings across our region, and we’re pleased to be offering session for the spring term.

“We have enhanced our offering through the pandemic and have sessions taking place on our sites or virtually and would urge teachers to take a look at the variety of learning opportunities we provide.”

Further information and booking details for Yorkshire Water’s education offering can be found on the education pages of the website.