Nicholas Breakspear School, St Albans, gets water wise

30 pupils from the school took part in an education day to learn more about the amount of water that they use every day and how they can get into water-friendly habits at home and at school.

Ted Casey, Education Services Manager at Veolia Water, said:

"During the morning, the pupils carried out a number of water-based experiments and learned about the journey of water from its source to tap.

"With the South East of England experiencing less rainfall than some of the hottest parts of Spain, we wanted to give the pupils an insight into water use and provide advice on ways to conserve this precious resource.

Teacher, Chris Laing added; "We actively encourage the children to take responsibility for looking after the environment. It's important that children understand this at an early age so that they can take responsible habits with them through life.

"We have all learned some useful tips on how to save water, from not running the tap while brushing teeth to taking a short shower instead of a bath."

More water saving tips can be found at www.veoliawater.co.uk/savewater

For further information please contact Sue Pavey on: Tel. 01707 277110, email: news@veoliawater.co.uk, website:www.veoliawater.co.uk/news

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