suds for schools
The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is working in partnership with the Environment Agency and Thames Water to protect streams and rivers from pollution.
To build Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) in the grounds of ten schools in the Pymmes Brook Catchment.
SuDS mimic natural processes by catching and slowing the flow of rain water to streams and rivers, and filtering it to remove pollution along the way. Examples of SuDS include interconnected ponds, swales, rain gardens and green roofs.
This project demonstrates how SuDS can improve river health and how they can be integrated in to school grounds. In so doing this project is providing schools with outdoor learning opportunities and enabling children to play an active role in the stewardship of their local environment.
The SuDS for Schools Curriculum, available by theme or by subject, illustrates the cross curricular learning opportunities within this project.
Text and image from the great SUDS for Schools website. Click here to go to it.
water for schools
We are currently working on an exciting water project for schools with some significant partners. results of Phase II of the prog will be out soon. Watch this space...
if you would like more information on Water for Schools contact: Martin