Schoolchildren across the Southern Water region (Kent, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, East and West Sussex) will learn about how we can all protect and look after our precious water supplies in a new set of classroom modules taking place over the next year.

This new programme, building on the ongoing wider offering for schools from Southern Water, will involve new games and multimedia tools to help teachers cater for a range of ages, learning styles and additional needs – so sessions are as accessible and engaging as possible.

Launched yesterday on World Water Day, (March 22) a United Nations initiative which seeks to accelerate change to solve the world water and sanitation crisis.

The modules, branded ‘New Wave’, aim to help pupils explore sustainable habits in day-to-day life, and learn simple ways of saving water and protecting the local environment.

Southern Water’s Education Officer, Jo Wood, said:

“Water is a really valuable resource that many of us take for granted. We want the next generation to grow up learning about ways to save water so there is enough to share with everyone along the south coast of England.

“This educational programme that we’re so excited to launch on World Water Day will support teachers through curriculum-linked resources that will teach our future generation to care for their water supply.”

Any schools that sign up to the programme will receive resources aligned to the curriculum that will challenge pupils to solve local water problems and make water-saving pledges. There is even a ‘My Water Story’ card game competition with the chance to be featured on the storybook.

There’s no need for teachers to plan or prep – all resources are ready to pick up and teach and can be downloaded by visiting  Education for schools (southernwater.co.uk)

But be quick, as the first 250 schools to register and download resources will receive two free full-colour packs of Waste or Save playing cards and stickers for the whole class! Plus, you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win one of five smart gardens and seed packs for your classroom.

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