About Us

Education Zone

The Severn Trent education team offers a range of free workshops and visits.

Workshops and visits

The Wonderful Water Tour is an innovative educational roadshow created to inspire and educate children across our region all about the wonderful world of water.

We live and breathe water at Severn Trent. Not a day passes without us exploring new ways to source it, look after it and ensure all our customers can enjoy it every day of the year.

Our passionate team of Education Officers are determined to visit every primary school in our region to share this knowledge, offering a range of free activities as well as site visits for primary schools and community groups

Primary school visits

We offer assembly sessions and workshops. Most schools choose both options as they work well together and help inspire the children.

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.

“The assembly was a great way to kick - start our topic and get the whole school involved.” 

Trefonen Primary School, Powys

Community groups

We can still offer talks to Community groups, either in person or remotely.

Naturally we’re happy to tailor our workshops and provide talks and presentations geared towards a more adult audience.

These workshops can be used to highlight simple day-to-day changes that will help reduce bills, lower waste and have a positive impact on the environment. 

Educational site tours

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, site tours are not possible right now. Sorry if you were hoping to arrange one. We hope to be able to run educational site tours again when it's safe to do so.

Ever wondered how a sewage treatment really works? Or how we turn waste into clean water? Thanks to our education centre in Derby, you’ll soon have more answers than questions.

We offer free site tours to primary schools and adult community groups within our region, providing a behind the scenes look at the inner workings of a treatment works. If you’re a primary school then our only requirement is that you allow us to deliver an assembly to your whole school.

Due to their popularity, availability is strictly limited and pre-booking is absolutely essential. All site tours are run by our education team who’ll discuss the unique requirements of your group prior to confirming the booking.

Contact the education team

If you'd like to book a socially-distanced visit or video workshop or assembly, get in touch with the education team member in your county.


County Advisor name Phone number Contact online
The Black Country and Shropshire Chris Harper 07703 718 459 Contact Chris
Derbyshire Leanne Town
07834 420 019 Contact Leanne
Gloucestershire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire
Beth Parker 07980 725 923 Contact Beth
Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire Phil Pearce
07703 718 340 Contact Phil
Sharan Gill 07814067518
Contact Sharan
Staffordshire Lucy Farmer 07971542616 Contact Lucy

School or college careers events

We try to attend as many careers events at schools and colleges in our region as possible. With so many educational insitutions in our area, we can't always get to every event.

If you're interested in a career in the water industry, and you weren't able to speak to us at a careers event or would just like to know more, please get in touch with us at potential@severntrent.co.uk and we'll answer your questions. We'd love to hear from you!