The Water Supply Challenge is a creative way to learn, which challenges teams to design, build and test a water supply network, simulating a real life engineering project. The aim is to complete a fully functioning water network to ‘supply’ customers with water at a satisfactory flow from tower to tap. At the end of the exercise, real water must flow to all Anglian Water customers!

Students will:

  • Develop and raise awareness of Anglian Water, our processes and product.
  • Raise awareness of engineering challenges.
  • Have an opportunity to apply mathematical and design theory to a practical situation.
  • Become more aware of the challenges facing the company in terms of climate change, environmental issues and public relations.
  • Develop teamwork, communication and problem solving skills. 

 This activity is aimed at Keys Stage 3 to adult and covers many areas of the curriculum particularly science, geography, design technology and PSHE. The challenge fits with many off timetable and skills days. It can also be adapted to suit upper Key Stage 2.

Sessions are run by Anglian Water's team of qualified teachers, free of charge. School staff is required to stay throughout the duration of activity and are responsible for the behaviour of the students. The activity requires a minimum of 1 hour and 30 minutes, however, it best suits a half day.

To run the activity the students will need tables and we will require access to water.