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06 June 19
Year 5 and 6 students from Barton Junior School and Whitecliffs Primary College for the Arts, visited Affinity Water’s Drellingore water treatment works on the 4 and 5 June.
The tour was part of the much wider ‘Our Finest Dour’ project in collaboration with the White Cliffs Countryside Partnership and funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, to raise awareness about the rarity of the River Dour and how important the river is in supporting the local area’s diverse ecosystem.
To support the project, Affinity Water’s award-winning education team led a series of interactive classes and took the students on a tour of their local water treatment works to learn about how water is sourced, cleaned and delivered to thousands of homes and business.
The students were astonished to learn the complex relationship between groundwater, where Affinity Water takes water from to supply the local area, and the globally rare River Dour, which is one of only 200 chalk streams in the world.
The Barton Junior and Whitecliffs Primary students also discovered how precious water is when told that Drellingore water treatment works produces 10 million litres of clean water a day to meet the demand of 28,000 homes and businesses in their area.
The tour was followed by a fun and practical ‘water supply challenge game’ where teams of students competed to build and test a water supply network, simulating a real-life engineering project.
Ross Povey, Production Team Leader at Affinity Water who led the Water Treatment Works Tour said, “I was really impressed with how engaged the children were and how many thoughtful questions they asked. I definitely saw some future apprentices in the group!”
Amber Taylor, Year 5 teacher from the school said “It was great to see the children having an experience that they’d never had before – they really enjoyed looking at all the new and exciting machinery. It really opened their eyes about what goes on before water reaches our taps.”
The next stop for the ‘Our Finest Dour’ project will be to take the students on a tour of their local river. The students then plan to launch campaigns to encourage their local community to save water and reduce pollution to help protect the globally rare chalk stream.
To find out more about the White Cliffs Countryside Partnership and how to get involved in campaigns to help protect the River Dour, please visit www.whitecliffscountryside.org.uk
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