A grades all round for thousands of schoolchildren who promise to look after water and the environment

26th July 2023

Top marks have been awarded to more than 100,000 children and young people who have made a pledged to Severn Trent to do their part and help to look after water and the environment.

During the academic year, Severn Trent’s Education Team has visited primary and secondary schools across the region spreading important messages including how to save water and the right and wrong things to flush down the toilet.

In total, there has been an incredible 135,045 youngsters educated between September 2022 and July 2023.

Delivering interactive assemblies and workshops, officers talk to children all about water, waste, and the environment and during the year they have made a commitment to help look after our water and the environment.

Maxine Smith, Senior Education Officer at Severn Trent, said: “This year has been hugely successful for the education team with an amazing number of young people engaged and committing to making a change in their daily habits to help the environment.

“The sessions and the pledges that they make help them to think about the work that Severn Trent does and how their actions can go a long way in impacting the environment.”

The current roadshow topic of the Education Team is ‘Our Super Sewers’ which covers topics including what is sewage, how is it treated, the consequences of sewer misuse and how a healthy sewer can contribute towards a healthy environment. 

This assembly is available to primary and secondary schools until the end of March 2024, and bookings are being taken with all sessions completely free.

With schools out for the summer, the education team will be hitting the road as they continue to spread its message to children and their families by taking out the interactive education bus out and about during the holidays.

They will be calling Severn Trent visitor sites and community fun days throughout August including Carsington, Draycote, Tittesworth, Lake Vyrnwy, Kings Norton Community Fun Day, Staffordshire Home Schooling Festival, Shobnall Family Fun Event and more.

As well as the education bus, there will be outdoor games, information about water efficiency, refill stations for water and a couple of freebies! Join us for some free fun and learning.

Maxine added: “We are really looking forward to getting back in the classroom from September, but with the summer holidays here, we will continue our work, just in a different way. We are taking the education bus on tour throughout the region to speak with families at our visitor sites and summer events, but still making sure that there is plenty of advice and interactive sessions for all ages.”

Everyone should keep their eyes peeled at Severn Trent visitor sites and at local events for the Education Team. For further information about the free school workshops or assemblies, visit Severn Trent’s learning zone at stwater.co.uk/education.