Anglian Water is helping young people think about how their actions can affect the environment firstly with a visit to the eco-friendly Beaumont Community Primary School in Hadleigh on Monday and Tuesday (Nov 17-18) to talk abour water conservation, and then at Birchwood Primary School, Martlesham Heath, with an event to mark World Toilet Day on Wednesday, November 19.
Beaumont Community School is an eco champion with its own wind turbine supplying its own energy and exporting to the grid, harvesting rainwater – using 40 per cent less water than the average school – and using solar panels.
Anglian Water’s Mobile Education Centre will focus on the environmental impacts of wasting water. The company’s life-sized mascot Captain Splosh, a giant water-drop, will feature in the school assembly on the Monday morning.
The school was considered by the Department for Children, Schools, and Families, Eastern Region Representative as an example of outstanding practice in sustainable education.
Head Teacher Stella Barton said: “It`s a great opportunity to be involved with Anglian Water’s exciting initiative that helps make environmental issues, such as saving water, fun.”
Then as part of World Toilet Day Anglian Water will be visiting Birchwood Primary, also with its Mobile Education Centre, which will be focussing on the importance of sanitation to prevent disease.
Captain Splosh will feature in an special assembly that focuses on toilets, which will include tips on how not to use the sewer as an invisible dustbin.
Collette Nicholls, of Anglian Water, said: “Our mobile education centre is helping to encourage future generations to be more aware of the environment and teach them the important role that water and wastewater play in all of our lives, which is becoming more and more important in the face of climate change.”
Anglian Water is also organising the BIG quiz in aid of WaterAid to mark World Toilet Day and every time staff “spend a penny” in some of our main offices – we will be asking them to make a donation.
Beaumont Community Primary School, Durrant Road, Hadleigh, Ipswich, IP27
Birchwood Primary School, Valiant Road, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich IP5 3SP
Anglian Water Press Office 0870 600 5 600