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Yorkshire Water - Ewden Education Centre


Helping inspire future generations

Description

Our education centre is run by experienced staff. We offer a programme of free sessions for primary schools and additional sessions for secondary schools, universities and community groups.

The education room is in the entrance to the treatment works and is easily accessible. The tour of the works includes a number of staircases and is not suitable for wheelchair access. The education guides are well prepared to adapt language and activities depending on the reading age and educational needs of the children in the tour group. Children with special educational needs are welcome. There is portable hearing loop system available, please advise in advance if you require this facility

You can check our schedule of opening for availability at www.yorkshirewater.com/availability. Please note that we can only take one class per session.

There are two programmes currently available:

A half day visit to Ewden water treatment works will include:
1. Introduction to the water cycle and where our water comes from.
2. The 'Baddies in the Works' presentation - how we remove the 'baddies' from the water we treat. (approx. 10 minutes)
3. A guided tour of the site with headsets (approx. 40 minutes)
4. Activities - group work around six interactive sessions (approx. 40 minutes)
5. Water savers and wasters. Which one are you? (approx. 10 minutes)
6. Plenary session. What have we learnt? (approx. 10 minutes)

Children will be able to get hands on - conducting exciting experiments and working on a series of projects that help explain the water cycle and what we do with water to make it safe to drink. We also give out resource booklets so the learning can continue when you get back to the classroom.

A full day visit to Ewden Water Treatment Works with our Big Wish activity programme will include:
1. Introduction to the water cycle and where our water comes from.
2. The 'Baddies in the Works' presentation - how we remove the 'baddies' from the water we treat. (approx. 10 minutes)
3. A guided tour of the site with headsets (approx. 40 minutes)
4. Activities - group work around six interactive sessions (approx. 40 minutes)
5. Water savers and wasters. Which one are you? (approx. 10 minutes)
6. Plenary session. What have we learnt? (approx. 10 minutes)

7. An afternoon focusing on the difference between communities in Ethiopia and the Yorkshire region. We will explore how villagers access their water supplies and the benefits of working with WaterAid to bring clean water and sanitation to those less fortunate. The sessions will comprise of activities from our Big Wish youth engagement programme (insert link to Big Wish resources)



Our programmes have been developed with the help of school teachers and cover key elements and targets of the national curriculum at Key Stage 2. These include:

Geography - Key Stage 2 targets - human and physical geography, water cycle, distribution of natural resources including water, locational knowledge of coasts and rivers, topographical features.

Science - Year 4 - states of matter, evaporation and condensation in the water cycle, living things and their habitats, human impact on the environment.

Science - Year 5 - properties and changes of materals, states of matter, evaporation.

English - supporting writing, vocabulary and composition.

Mathematics - supporting number addition/subtraction, measurement and statistics.

We offer bespoke visits for Key Stage 3 and 4 supporting key elements on environmental impacts and energy. Key topics include anaerobis respiration, organisms and their environment, energy resources, use of natural resources and natural systems - to make a booking please ring the education team


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An outstanding trip. Really attentive instructors and great fun too. (November 2019 - Primary - Post No: 17484 )




(June 2019 - Primary - Post No: 13859 )




Excellent trip, far exceeded expectations. (June 2019 - Primary - Post No: 13641 )




(February 2019 - Primary & Secondary - Post No: 9332 )




(January 2019 - Primary - Post No: 9183 )




(January 2019 - Primary - Post No: 9182 )




The leaders were highly knowledgeable about the topics they taught. They also had a lot of experience in working with children and this was evident in the quality of the delivery and organisation. (May 2018 - Primary - Post No: 3424 )




Contact

Yorkshire Water - Ewden Education Centre
400, Main Road
Wharncliffe Side
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S35 0BN

Pricing

All school visits to our Education centres are FREE

Opening Times

Session timings are either 9.45am – 11.45am or 12.45pm – 2.45pm and we open Tuesdays and Thursdays at Ewden

Contact

Yorkshire Water - Ewden Education Centre
400, Main Road
Wharncliffe Side
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S35 0BN

Pricing

All school visits to our Education centres are FREE

Opening Times

Session timings are either 9.45am – 11.45am or 12.45pm – 2.45pm and we open Tuesdays and Thursdays at Ewden

Helping inspire future generations

Description

Our education centre is run by experienced staff. We offer a programme of free sessions for primary schools and additional sessions for secondary schools, universities and community groups.

The education room is in the entrance to the treatment works and is easily accessible. The tour of the works includes a number of staircases and is not suitable for wheelchair access. The education guides are well prepared to adapt language and activities depending on the reading age and educational needs of the children in the tour group. Children with special educational needs are welcome. There is portable hearing loop system available, please advise in advance if you require this facility

You can check our schedule of opening for availability at www.yorkshirewater.com/availability. Please note that we can only take one class per session.

There are two programmes currently available:

A half day visit to Ewden water treatment works will include:
1. Introduction to the water cycle and where our water comes from.
2. The 'Baddies in the Works' presentation - how we remove the 'baddies' from the water we treat. (approx. 10 minutes)
3. A guided tour of the site with headsets (approx. 40 minutes)
4. Activities - group work around six interactive sessions (approx. 40 minutes)
5. Water savers and wasters. Which one are you? (approx. 10 minutes)
6. Plenary session. What have we learnt? (approx. 10 minutes)

Children will be able to get hands on - conducting exciting experiments and working on a series of projects that help explain the water cycle and what we do with water to make it safe to drink. We also give out resource booklets so the learning can continue when you get back to the classroom.

A full day visit to Ewden Water Treatment Works with our Big Wish activity programme will include:
1. Introduction to the water cycle and where our water comes from.
2. The 'Baddies in the Works' presentation - how we remove the 'baddies' from the water we treat. (approx. 10 minutes)
3. A guided tour of the site with headsets (approx. 40 minutes)
4. Activities - group work around six interactive sessions (approx. 40 minutes)
5. Water savers and wasters. Which one are you? (approx. 10 minutes)
6. Plenary session. What have we learnt? (approx. 10 minutes)

7. An afternoon focusing on the difference between communities in Ethiopia and the Yorkshire region. We will explore how villagers access their water supplies and the benefits of working with WaterAid to bring clean water and sanitation to those less fortunate. The sessions will comprise of activities from our Big Wish youth engagement programme (insert link to Big Wish resources)



Our programmes have been developed with the help of school teachers and cover key elements and targets of the national curriculum at Key Stage 2. These include:

Geography - Key Stage 2 targets - human and physical geography, water cycle, distribution of natural resources including water, locational knowledge of coasts and rivers, topographical features.

Science - Year 4 - states of matter, evaporation and condensation in the water cycle, living things and their habitats, human impact on the environment.

Science - Year 5 - properties and changes of materals, states of matter, evaporation.

English - supporting writing, vocabulary and composition.

Mathematics - supporting number addition/subtraction, measurement and statistics.

We offer bespoke visits for Key Stage 3 and 4 supporting key elements on environmental impacts and energy. Key topics include anaerobis respiration, organisms and their environment, energy resources, use of natural resources and natural systems - to make a booking please ring the education team