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06 April 18

Affinity Water celebrates British Science Week

Affinity Water has been working with schools across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and North London to celebrate British Science Week.

As part of British Science Week, Affinity Water’s Education Team celebrated this year’s theme of ‘exploration and discovery’. The Affinity Water education team are strong advocates of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. They use their expertise to engage school pupils to enhance their knowledge about water and how STEM skills are used in the water industry today.

Year 1 and Year 2 pupils from Pope Paul School in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, visited Affinity Water’s Education Centre to take part in the ‘Living Things and Their Habitats’ day. To coincide with British Science Week’s theme of ‘exploration and discovery’, the pupils learnt how to find and identify pond creatures and minibeasts and understand how they have adapted to their habitat.

Managing water resources involves understanding what is happening in the natural environment and this activity helped the young visitors appreciate how all living things in local ecosystems are connected.

Kim Chandler, Science Co-ordinator, Pope Paul School said: "Throughout their visit the children engaged in a range of practical outdoor learning activities which were not only fun but deepened their connection with the natural world that will last a lifetime."

Affinity Water Education Services Manager, Hannah Battram said: “We aim to be the UK’s leading community - focused water company. It is vital that we work with children to make the links between the theory they learn in school and the practical challenges the world faces. What discoveries will our future scientists and engineers make? How will our water resources be valued and protected in the future? This year, British Science Week has certainly been a great way of encouraging young people to be curious about the world around them.”

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