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Water Workshops

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Working in partnership with United Utilities our Learning and Engagement team here at Brockhole on Windermere deliver FREE half day Water Workshops for Cumbrian Schools in the Allerdale and Copeland area.   

Places are limited and fill up fast so book now!

We have been delivering these popular workshops to schools for a number of years. The workshop is ideally suited to Key Stage 2 pupils and fits with many National Curriculum learning outcomes in both Science and Geography as well as Maths and English. Sessions cover:

  • Water efficiency. (Importance of water, how much we use, how we can reduce our water usage and why that’s important).
  • The Water Cycle (where does our water come from)
  • Water Treatment. 
  • ‘Stop the block’    

If you are a budding eco-school or thinking about the environment or water in your topics this session would fit in perfectly. 

How do we deliver the sessions?

This year we are offering our workshops in 3 different ways. This will allow schools to choose the most appropriate format for their circumstances, and give us flexibility to deal with changing Covid restrictions:

1. A session taught in the classroom by one of our visiting tutors.

  • A half day workshop, a class at a time for either a morning or afternoon that inspires children to save water at home and at school through practical and engaging activities.  

2. A virtual workshop in two parts:

  • Firstly via a pre-recorded video with activities. Followed by:
  • A Zoom session with your class (we are happy to use the platform you use within school). 

3. A blend of the two:

  • Firstly via a pre-recorded video with activities. Followed by:
  • A shorter session taught in the classroom by one of our visiting tutors.

All three options will take half a day either a morning or afternoon. 

We can adapt and be flexible to suit individual schools.

Planning a trip to Brockhole on Windermere in the Summer term? We can deliver your water session alongside our other sessions on site.

For more information or to book a session please contact:

Sarah.George@lakedistrict.gov.uk

 

Feedback from recent sessions: 

‘A fantastic, well organised, exciting, engaging session. It was well resourced and the class loved the experiment. They were also very excited and grateful to receive all the goodies we were sent. Thank you I will recommend this session highly!’

'The session was very well prepared, resourced and presented. The children all really enjoyed it and learned a lot about the water cycle and about conserving water'

'The session was very informative and the children had a great time. The children were very engaged with Sarah and all the different aspects of the session including the video before the live link.... The session gave out lots of information which we will follow up with in class. Thank you to Sarah, everything we received before and after the session has been very useful. Also thank you from the children for their gifts, they loved them.'

‘This was a fabulous session which was expertly delivered. The whole class was full engaged throughout and the smiles on their faces whilst carrying out the experiment speaks volumes!  Thank you for all of your help through the full process.’

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A thank you to Year 4 children at Maryport C of E Primary School for the wonderful posters they made after our workshop.