Water is our most precious resource and we all have a responsibility to look after it. To help support learning about water in schools and community groups we have a range of free downloadable resources, covering everything from the water cycle to how to look after the water in our environment.
Free to download to use in your class or youth group with information and activities.
Water recycling process leaflet
Downloadable poster showing an overview of the water recycling process.
Explore our Growing for the future pack, where your pupils can create their own sustainable water gardens to grow their own fruit and veg. We’ll advise on what to plant and how to create a sustainable garden that needs little water.
School water audit
This free water audit pack can help you and your students (primary and secondary), reduce water use at school. It’s particularly useful if you’re working on the Eco Schools water topic and will help you achieve your Green Flag. The audit also supports your school action plan, collecting data on your school’s water use and involving your community.
Our Eco Schools Resources page can help you achieve Eco Schools awards.
Make rain happy
Our make rain happy pack is a free online resource that highlights the impact of more people and growing towns have on the local environment and looks at sustainable ways to return rain water back into the water cycle.
Water efficiency: Drop 20 for Key Stages 3 and 4
Water conservation starts here!
It’s official – Anglian Water is recorded to be the driest region in the UK with an expected average rainfall of 600 mm. The UK average is 838 mm.
Every drop counts
Use these resources to support teaching and learning about the vital role water plays in our lives and how we need to use it wisely to help sustain a healthy environment.
Film - all about drought
A five minute film about the causes and effects of drought and how we can all use water more efficiently. For support and follow-up ideas, see the teachers’ guidance notes in Resources.
Ready-to-use PowerPoint assembly presentation that can also be used as a stimulus for lessons and discussions. For support and follow-up ideas, see the teachers’ guidance notes.
Notes including film and assembly follow-ups, student centred lesson plans, extension ideas and activities covering drought impact with a ripple diagram and web quest.
A thinking skills lesson to deepen students’ understanding of drought. They’re asked to classify and sequence 21 cards to answer the mystery question, ‘Why would we still be in a drought and possibly have a hosepipe ban, even if it rained a lot in the summer?’
Key Stage 3
Details on what a drought is and the different types.
Information about Anglian Water and what we do for your region (not just during a drought).
Key Stage 4
The global issues of inequality in water supply
UK national and regional issues of water supply
and the different types?