Tapping into super heroes for launch of online learning resource

Seaton Sluice Middle School “Super Splash Heroes”

19.01.2017

A gang of super heroes has come to life and begun an educational adventure with children from North Tyneside learning about water in the environment, water efficiency and water for health.

Pupils from a North Tyneside school have helped Northumbrian Water to launch a new online educational resource that helps people of all ages to learn about water.

Youngsters at Seaton Sluice Middle School in Whitley Bay became “Super Splash Heroes” by taking part in a series of fun, interactive workshop activities, to help launch the new educational material and information, which is accessed through Northumbrian Water’s website.

It offers an educational resource for schools, as well as supporting fun learning for children and families with online activities, worksheets, videos and even information about the broad range of careers available within the water industry.

Pupils from Key Stage 1 through to school leavers can find out more about the industry and the part it plays in the water cycle, interacting with nature to protect one of Earth’s most important natural resources.

The resource can be found at www.nwl.co.uk/learnaboutwater.

Kirstie Morgan, Humanities Co-ordinator at Seaton Sluice Middle School, said: “The Super Splash Heroes visit was a fun way to deliver an important message and it really grabbed the attention of the pupils. The resources that have been made available provide a wide range of information and activities that can be used to help pupils learn all about the water cycle and its importance to everyday life, so it was great to be a part of the launch.”

Maureen Berne, Head of External Communications, at Northumbrian Water, said: “Water is a vital part of life, making up more than 50% of the human body and around 71% of the Earth’s surface.

“We are very proud of the part we play in the water cycle, ensuring our tap water is at the highest possible drinking standard when we deliver it to more than 2.7 million customers in the North East and working with partners to protect the environment and the region’s watercourses and bathing waters.

“This online educational resource offers something for everyone, from Key Stage 1 upwards, helping people to learn about the water cycle and the many ways that water helps life to thrive on Earth.

“We would recommend teachers and parents check out the web pages and find out how they can make this a fun and interesting part of education for all.”

For further media information, contact Paul White on 0191 3015325.

Northumbrian Water Limited supplies 2.7 million customer in the North East with both water and sewerage services, trading as Northumbrian Water, and 1.8 million customers in the South East with water services, trading as Essex & Suffolk Water.

In the most recent survey by the Consumer Council for Water, Northumbrian Water was named the UK’s most trusted water company by its customers. 2016 also saw Northumbrian Water named the world’s most ethical water company for the sixth successive year.

Abbey Road, Pity Me, Durham DH1 5FJ. Telephone 0345 6047468. Website: www.nwl.co.uk

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