Severn Trent Water has awarded a Derbyshire school £500 after they proved they are doing their bit for the environment.
Woodbridge Junior School in Alfreton, Derbyshire has been taking part in the Severn Trent Water education programme. This is where representatives from the water company visit schools to teach pupils about the water cycle and the importance of saving water. They also learn about how Severn Trent treats water and how sewage was treated in the past.
Pupils taking part in the education programme all make a promise – to save water and do their bit to help prevent sewer blockages.
Then they complete a sticker chart for three weeks and an online quiz to check they know their stuff.
All the schools that do this get entered into a prize draw every term for £500 to spend on helping them become even more environmentally friendly. This term Woodbridge Junior School were the lucky winners.
Edwina Woodland, Severn Trent’s education co-ordinator, presented the pupils with the prize cheque at a special awards assembly on Tuesday, April 8.
She said: “Many people don’t realise the importance of water conservation or know how to prevent sewer blockages.
“By teaching children about the water cycle at an early age, this is hopefully a lesson they’ll take with them through life, and then pass on to their children.”
Woodbridge’s head teacher, Gayle Bacon, said: “We’re delighted to have won this £500 cash prize. Our eco-committee does a fantastic job of helping the school and pupils become more environmentally aware and we are very proud of them”.
Anyone interested in taking part in the Severn Trent Water education programme can go to www.stwater.co.uk/education to learn more.