The Living With Water Community Hub is a one-of-a-kind facility providing an inspiring and interactive space for schools, students and the wider community.
It has been created by Yorkshire Water and Living With Water, in partnership with Yorkshire Flood Resilience and Wilberforce Sixth Form College.
If you're a teacher interested in booking a visit for your students, click the button below to check availability for 2023.
The Yorkshire Room
In the Hub’s Yorkshire Room, visitors can find out more about flood risk and resilience work in Hull and the East Riding. They will find information on plans for sustainable drainage solutions (SuDS), as part of Living With Water’s Blue-Green Vision, and the large-scale engineering projects that are helping to make our area more resilient to flooding.
In conjunction with Yorkshire Flood Resilience, the Yorkshire Room also displays property flood resilience (PFR) measures to help people protect their homes from flooding. Installed by flood technology manufacturer M3 Floodtec, these PFR examples include airbrick covers, flood doors and gates.
Yorkshire Water Learning Lab
This ‘wet lab’ is a hands-on space designed to educate people on water cycles and flood risk in our area. Within the lab, there is a 3D model to showcase sustainable drainage solutions (SuDS) and how they work, as well as an interactive LED wall screen to be used as a teaching tool on the topic of flooding.
The space will be used by Yorkshire Water’s education outreach team to deliver lessons to school pupils around water cycles, which support Key Stage 2 curriculum requirements.
We're accredited with the Council of Learning Outside the Classroom
We're also accredited with the Council of Learning Outside the Classroom - and have earned the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge for our Living With Water Lab.
The LOtC Quality Badge is the only national accreditation that recognises both learning and safety for all types of learning outside the classroom providers and is endorsed by the Department of Education.
Using a LOtC Quality Badge holder reduces a school’s paperwork and makes taking their students off-site easier.If you offer educational visits at your venue or attraction, having the LOtC Quality Badge means that you have passed a robust assessment process and that you meet schools’ learning and risk management needs, no matter what activities you offer. You can find out more on the dedicated LOtC Quality Badge website.
When is it open? How can I arrange a visit?
Anyone interested in visiting or using our hub can make an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Where is it?
The Living With Water Community Hub is located on the site of Wilberforce Sixth Form College, Saltshouse Rd, Hull HU8 9HD.