Pupils to get lesson in water

PRIMARY school pupils in Eastbourne have the chance to meet Sally Shower and save water with a talk from their local water company.

South East Water’s education programme has grown in time for the new school term with the addition of six specially trained school speakers who will meeting East Sussex.

Pupils will learn about where their water comes from and how it’s treated, the importance of water for health and how making small changes in the home and garden can save a significant amount of water.

Sally Shower, the company’s water efficiency mascot, will be on the lookout for the next generation of water savers as she sets each pupil the Four Minute Shower Challenge with a specially adapted egg timer to take home to show how long they, and their families, spend in the shower.

Nicky Ashley, one of the new school speakers said the team would encourage pupils to think about the amount of water they use and how they can be more water efficient. Lee Dance, head of water resources and environmental, said, “Education is a priority for South East Water as we recognise the importance in sharing our knowledge of water with our youngest customers.”