A team of volunteers from WRc participated in the Earth Summit on 28th-31st May 2012.
The Earth Summit is an annual event organised by the National Trust. Its aim is for year 5 pupils across Swindon to learn about sustainable living. Approximately 500 children from 11 schools attend workshops on a variety of issues, from renewable energy to recycling, and from transport to fair trade.
WRc presented the workshop called Water Matters in conjunction with Thames Water. It included activities to encourage the pupils to think about where water comes from and the processes that are required to treat water. These discussions prompted ideas about what actions the children and their families could take to reduce their water consumption. They were also given the opportunity to make water filters to test different filtration materials and observe which ones were most effective.
The event took place at the National Trust Estate in Coleshill, which has acres of land in which the children could learn as well as enjoy the great outdoors and the event was a resounding success!
For further information contact Jayne Matwiejczyk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01793 865075.