About Us

Education Zone

Learn all about our wonderful water and super sewers! 

Welcome to the Severn Trent Education Zone

We love to talk about our wonderful water, clever sewer system and how we help protect the environment! So, we wanted to share it with parents, teachers and of course kids too!

Here in our education zone, you’ll find lots of fun activities that kids can complete - either on their own or with help from parents and guardians or teachers - to learn even more about how water works and its vital role here on earth.

Join Molly on the journey of water…

Learn by watching videos, playing games and even singing a song!

Kids activity sheets

We’ve created a bunch of fun activity sheets for kids, from colouring in and wordsearches, to facts about fatbergs. We’ve got all the core school subjects covered too!

Ready to get started? Just pick an activity sheet, print it and start having fun. We’ll be uploading new activities at the beginning of each week! Don’t worry if you don’t have a printer though, you can just write the answers on some on paper whilst you view the questions on your screen

Kids - most of the activities you can do on your own but there are some where you’ll need an adult to help you, so be sure to read the description.

Info for parents: Our activities cover a mix of age ranges and abilities suitable for KS1 -KS2 children.

Theme of the week is: water

Create a comic strip

Try this on your own!

Create a comic strip story on saving water when brushing your teeth. Comic strips don’t usually have many words so try and tell your story through pictures and colour!

Subjects covered: Art.

Ages 6+

Dot to dot

Try this on your own!

Join up the dots to complete the pictures! Don't forget to add some colour and read the water saving messages to!

Subjects covered: Art.

Ages 6+

Working with water KS1

Try this on your own!

Complete these maths questions and find out how you can save water at the same time!

Subjects covered: Maths.

Ages 5+

Working with water KS2

Try this on your own!

Complete these maths questions and find out how you can save water at the same time!

Subjects covered: Art.

Ages 7+

Water bingo

Try this on your own!

Even the smallest actions can save a big amount of water! Play water bingo with your family to see who can be the first to complete a line or tick off every box for a full house!

Subjects covered: English & a bit of fun!

Ages 6+

Fun in the sun with a sponge

Sponges provide lots of ways to have fun with water, using way less water than a paddling pool! Have a look at what games you could play when you want to cool down but still have fun in the summer!

Water balloon fun

Here’s some games you can do with water balloons that not only help you have fun and cool down but also help save some wonderful water at the same time!

Watering wisely in garden

Find out how you can be water wise when helping to look after your garden. Follow our top tips, check if your plants need watering and practice drawing when you complete each step!

Fun in the sun with a water blaster

Check out our ideas on how to have fun with a water blaster! We love that water can be used to have fun so instead of filling up the paddling pool, why not use a water blaster instead! This saves hundreds of litres of water and we think its way more fun!

Paddling pool pack

When it's lovely sunny weather - water is wonderful to play with and keep us cool! But, whilst paddling pools are a great way to have fun in the sun they can use lots of water!

Wouldn’t it be great if you could still have fun using your pool and save water at the same time? Well you can!

Just download our paddling pool pack to complete your own 'paddling pool pro' plan and get a certificate at the end for all your great work!

Colouring in

Try this on your own!

Use crayons or felt tips to add some colour to these pictures! Remember to read the facts about saving water too! 

Subjects covered: Art.

Ages 4+

Our world of water

Try this on your own!

Did you know that by saving water you’re also helping to save the planet? Have a go at reading, filling in the blanks and  making a footprint poster to tell everyone why we need to save water!

Subjects covered: Science & English.

Ages 7+

Snap and pairs

Try this on your own!

Play snap and pairs to find out how much water everyday activities use! Remember to talk about how you can save water each time you find a match!

Subjects covered: English, maths & a bit of fun!

Ages 5+

Water street

Try this on your own!

Find out how the families on water street are using water! Sort the cards and complete the sheets for each family to help you decide if they are water wasters or savers!

Subjects covered: English, maths & a bit of fun!

Ages 7+

Water supply challenge

Try this on your own!

Once we have cleaned the river water we need to make sure it travels to all of the different places that need it! Practice your maths by working out how much water each reservoir needs.

Subjects covered: Maths.

Ages 8+

Colour by numbers

Try this on your own!

See if you can pick the right colour for our ocean friends using the key at the bottom.

Subjects covered: Maths.

Ages 4+

Colour and copy

Try this on your own!

Take some time out and see if you can draw and colour these ocean animals whilst finding out how plastic affects them.

Subjects covered: Arts & Crafts

Ages 5+

Plastic puzzles

Try this on your own!

See if you can complete the four puzzles on this sheet, theres something for everyone!

Subjects covered: A bit of fun!

Ages 5+

Trent Times Tables

Try this on your own!

Did you know maths can be fun?  Practice your times tables looking at the Trent river!

Subjects covered: Arts & Crafts

Ages 5+

Yoga for the young

Try this on your own!

Have you ever tried yoga? Try some of our poses that represent animals in the ocean!

Ages 6+

Make your own jigsaw

Try this on your own!

Create your very own jigsaw with a special message. Challenge your family to put it together to reveal your words of wisdom!

Subjects covered: Art

Ages 5+

Word wheel

Try this on your own!

See how many words can you make from our word wheel! Remember, each word must contain the middle letter!

Subjects covered: English.

Ages 6+

Recycling the right way

Try this on your own!

How much do you really know about recyling? Put you and your family to the test with this simple materials activity to see if you  recycling in the right way!

Subjects covered: Science.

Ages 7+

I spy plastics!

Try this on your own!

Practice counting by seeing how many items you can spot! Remember to look carefully in the recycling bin!

Subjects covered: Maths.

Ages 4+

War on wet wipes

Try this on your own!

Take some time out and read all about wet wipes. Find out why they aren't good for our sewer pipes and what they have to do with plastic!

Subjects covered: English.

Ages 6+

Water in our bodies

Try this on your own!

Complete a life-sized drawing and find out what happens to organs in our bodies when they become dehydrated.

Subjects covered: Science & Art

Ages 7+

Help Arthur stay hydrated

Try this on your own!

Complete this pack to help Arthur stay hydrated! Look at times, amounts and his daily routine to help you create your own factsheet to share with your family.

Subjects covered: English, Maths and Science.

Ages 7+

Hydrating foods

Try this on your own!

Did you know that all foods contain water? Try putting the fruits in order of how much water they have. Get creative by drawing your very own healthy breakfast!

Subjects covered: Maths & Art

Ages 7+

Wordwheel

Try this on your own!

See how many words can you make from our word wheel! Remember, each word must contain the middle letter!

Subjects covered: English.

Ages 6+

Time and metrics

Try this on your own!

Can you help Arthur tell the time and measure out some water?

Subjects covered: Maths and Science.

Ages 7+

Hydration Helpers

Try this on your own!

Does everyone in your family drink enough water? Help everyone in your household stay hydrated by using our hydration helper cards!

Subjects covered: Maths, wellbeing and a bit of fun!

Ages 5+

Exercise A-Z

Try this on your own!

Try your very own personalised exercise routine using the A-Z! Don't forget to grab your water bottle before you start!

Subjects covered: P.E.

Ages 4+

Animals and water

Try this on your own!

How long do you think some animals could go without water? Find out by playing matching, ordering and writing your very own story about it!

Subjects covered: Maths, English and Science

Ages 6+

Wordsearch + crossword

Try this on your own!

Can you complete both the crossword and wordsearch? All words are to do with hydration, good luck!

Subjects covered: English & a bit of fun!

Ages 7+

Blockage busters

Try this on your own!

Some of the sewers have been blocked! Look at the yucky pictures and match up what you think made the blockage.

Subjects covered: Science

Ages 5+

Crack the code

Try this on your own!

Use our alphabet code to try and figure out what words are spelt in code! Have a go at making your own code and see if your family can crack it!

Subjects covered: English & Art.

Ages 6+

Word Wheel

Try this on your own!

See how many words can you make from our word wheel! Remember, each word must contain the middle letter!

Subjects covered: English.

Ages 6+

Waste water crossword

Try this on your own!

Answer the questions to find the words on our waste water crossword!

Subjects covered: English & a bit of fun!

Ages 7+

Sewer missing sums

Try this on your own!

Test your maths by solving our sewer sums. Some of the number have been replaced with symbols, can you figure out what they mean?

Subjects covered: Maths

Ages 5+

Fact or Fiction

Try this on your own!

Fatbergs can block pipes if people pour fat, oils and greases down the sink! See how
much you know about fatbergs in this sorting activity.

Subjects covered: English

Ages 7+

Colour by numbers

Try this on your own! 

Our favourite bathroom characters need some colour! Practice addition by adding
up the numbers to see what colour you need to use!

Subjects covered: Maths & Art

Ages 7+

Workshops for schools

Usually our Education team visit schools across our region every day, to deliver interactive assemblies and workshops teaching children all about water, waste and the environment.

We know your school may not be able to host assemblies right now, so we’ve adapted our content so it can be safely delivered live remotely or in person.

Our team of educators are experts in making our free sessions interactive, informative and most of all fun, whether they're in person or run through our our new live stream video option, so get in touch and book your free session today.

Lesson plans for teachers and home-schooling

Whether you’re a key worker teacher or a parent home-schooling your kid(s), our lesson plans and workshop activities are educational and fun.

They also make a wonderful addition to the curriculum learning and are suitable for a variety of ages.

You'll be glad to know we've covered the subjects maths, science, English, history, art and more to make sure kids get the most from every activity!

Make a rain gauge

You'll need an adult to help. 

Ditch the hose and make a rain gauge! Find out how much rain falls in your area and use it to water your plants! 

Subjects covered: Maths & a bit of fun!

Ages 6+

Are you water wise?

You'll need an adult to help!

Discover how much water you and your family use by completing the steps in this pack! Can you see where you could save water? 

Subjects covered: English & a bit of fun!

Ages 6+

Cleaning your water

You'll need an adult to help!

Find out how we clean your water by putting the pictures in order and matching them up with their descriptions. You could even try making your own water filter by following our 5 simple steps! 

Subjects covered: Science, English and Art.

Ages 7+

The water cycle

You'll need an adult to help!

Learn about what happens to your water in nature and at Severn Trent before and after you've used it. Try making your very own water cycle and clouds to see what happens right in front of you! 

Subjects covered: Science. 

Ages 7+

Design a bag

You'll need an adult to help.

Always fancied being a designer? Why not save the environment and make your very own reuseable bag!

Subjects covered: Art

Ages 4+

Go green in the garden

You'll need an adult to help.

Don't let your plastic bottles go to waste, use them for the garden instead! Take a look at tis activity to see what you can make.

Subjects covered: Science, Maths & Arts & Crafts!

Ages 5+

Planet saving superhero

You'll need an adult to help.

Become a planet saving superhero by recycling plastic bottles to make your costume!

Subjects covered: Arts & Crafts!

Ages 5+

Let's make music

You'll need an adult to help.

Do you love music and singing? You can help reduce plastic waste by turning your unwanted plastic bottles into musical instruments! Try writing a song to sing about plastics too!

Subjects covered: Music & art

Ages 4+

Hydrated potato

You'll need an adult to help.

Have you ever wondered what our bodies would be like if we had too much sugar or salt? Pop on your science jacket and try this experiment. Don't forget to share with your family what you find out!

Subjects covered: Science

Ages 6+

Mindfulness for kids

You'll need an adult to help.

Take some time out and try meditating! It's great at making you feel relaxed.

Subjects covered: Wellbeing

Ages 5+

How much sugar!

You'll need an adult to help.

Do you know much sugar is in different drinks? Play higher or lower and snap to find out!

Subjects covered: Maths and bit of fun.

Ages 6+

Just like a sponge!

You'll need an adult to help.

Have you ever wondered what our bodies would be like if they were dehydrated? Try our sponge experiment to see what you can find out!

Subjects covered: Science & a bit of fun!

Ages 6+

Fancy water

You'll need an adult to help.

Do you prefer flavoured water? Try these recipes to make some fancy water, ice cubes or lollies! Great to keep the children and you hydrated!

Subjects covered: Maths, wellbeing and bit of fun!

Ages 5+

Hydration detectives

You'll need an adult to help.

Have you ever wanted to be a detective? Find out who is hydrated by making your own wee scale and finding out what the Tap family have been up too! Get the whole family involved by quizzing them on their day!

Subjects covered: Science, English & a bit of fun!

Ages 7+

Toilet Humour

You might need an adult to help.

Whilst blockages are no laughing matter toilet jokes can be very popular!

Can you come up with a limerick all about toilets that is bound to get everybody giggling?

Ages 7+

Read all about it

You may need an adult to help.

Read our Trent Times newspaper to see what’s being reported in the news! Answer the questions and then try writing your own news report on anything you like!

Subjects covered: English.

Ages 7+

History of the toilet

You might need an adult to help in some parts.

Did you know toilets haven't always looked as they do now?! Learn about the type of toilets used by different generations through matching, sorting, reading and writing!

Subjects covered: History & English

Ages 7+

Sewer soup

You'll need an adult to help.

Make your own sewage by using things that would go down your sink or toilet! Once you've made it you need to make it clean again! Watch the video for some top tips.

Subjects covered: Science & a bit of
fun!

Ages 7+

Make your own fat trap

You'll need an adult to help.

Make a fat trap to collect leftover cooking oil, grease and fats that so they're not poured down the sink!

Subjects covered: Science & Art

Ages 5+

Watch how we clean waste water

Have you ever wondered how we clean your waste water?

Come on a virtual tour of our sewage treatment works to find out!

See how much you can remember about the process by completing the quiz!

We’ll be releasing new plans each week on different topics.

Arthur and the Fatberg of Doom

Join Arthur and the Genie of the Tap on their latest adventure, as they head down in to the sewers…and encounter the dreaded Fatberg of Doom!

You’ll learn what happens to your water after it disappears down the sink…