Super lessons from a colourful character

PUBLISHED: 12:08 21 June 2007 | UPDATED: 12:35 04 May 2010

WATER MESSAGE: Daniel Fryer, Michael Dye, Alice Bailey, Ella Rawson, Shannon Cobain, Jordan Pattison and Ryan Goodson.

WATER MESSAGE: Daniel Fryer, Michael Dye, Alice Bailey, Ella Rawson, Shannon Cobain, Jordan Pattison and Ryan Goodson.

SUPERHERO Captain Splosh visited Ely St Mary s Primary School to promote Anglian Water s Water for Health initiative. St Mary s is only the second school in Cambridgeshire to receive a visit from the mobile education centre, which stayed for two days and

RAFTY IDEA: With Captain Splosh, Mesha Heading, Oscar Mackay, Anthony Riches, Ben Mayo. Front, Regan McKenzie and Ryan Espinall.
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SUPERHERO Captain Splosh visited Ely St Mary's Primary School to promote Anglian Water's Water for Health initiative.

St Mary's is only the second school in Cambridgeshire to receive a visit from the mobile education centre, which stayed for two days and worked with Year 6 pupils to raise awareness of the health and conservation issues surrounding water.

The mobile centre has two interactive environments where children learned about the importance of being Wise With Water.

Various simple and practical ways of saving water were demonstrated, including brushing your teeth with the tap turned on, then off, comparison of a power shower and a normal one and flushing the toilet with and without a Freddie in the cistern, plus tips for how to use water more economically in the garden. The lessons brought together geography, science and religious education in a week when the pupils had been thinking about caring for the environment.

The Water for Health modules looked at the health benefits of good hydration and guidelines for teachers on encouraging children to drink more water in school.

Anglian Water has prepared teaching aids, posters and water bottles to help schools encourage children to drink more water. It hopes to visit other schools in the area soon.

Jack Waterfall also made a raft out of plastic bottles which the pupils helped to launch. This gave them a further opportunity to discuss recycling and sustainability.

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