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Teaching About Water: Living with Water lessons

Welcome to Yorkshire Water's Teachers zone! This section has been developed for teachers to make teaching about water fun! We’ll help you develop engaging and interactive lesson plans that cover the water cycle, renewable energy and water conservation - key parts of the current school curricula.

We are so pleased to offer for the 2019/2020 term, Living with Water lessons specifically for the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire Region

The assembly presentation is approximately 45 minutes and is an interactive presentation that emphasises how components of the water cycle can result in areas of flooding. The problems caused by flooding are highlighted, discussed and the benefits of having a family flood plan put forward. The assembly includes a recap of the water cycle, a description and explanation of flooding, a role play activity and a video which demonstrates how the Living with Water partners are joining forces to put in place flooding resilience and how the community can be involved in preparing and planning for flooding events.

Classroom based workshops

This one hour workshop provides a series of activities that allow pupils to consider the implications of flooding in their local area. There are four planned activities; a practical activity based on the water cycle, an investigation looking at the rate of water flow through different materials, a discussion about the importance of having a family flood plan and a decision-making activity based on a planned flooding kit. All children have access to the four activities in rotation to gain an appreciation of how the water cycle and planning for a flooding event are important considerations in areas susceptible to flooding.

We can deliver up to 4 one hour workshops during the school day.

Whether it's looking at what happens when waste goes down the toilet (a personal favourite with the kids!), or looking at renewable energy and water conservation, there's a whole host of interesting water teaching resources that you can have access to with just the click of a button!

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Yorkshire Water

Nevil Muncaster

Director of Asset Management

Lee Pitcher

General Manager - Living With Water

Catherine Johnson

Portfolio Manager

Emma Brown

Portfolio Manager

Lynnsey Pilmer

Communications and Engagement Manager

Martin Armour

Portfolio Manager

Environment Agency

John Dickinson

Flood Resilience Advisor

Neil Longden

Area Flood and Coastal Risk Manager

Hull City Council

Alex Codd

Director of Economic Regeneration

Mark Jones MBE

Head of Economic Development

Rachel Glossop

Flood Risk Planning Manager

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Alan Menzies

Director of Planning and Economic Regeneration

Astrid Paget

Principal Engineer - Flood Risk Strategy

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