Yorkshire Water Treatment Plant Year 4
In May the Year 4 pupils had an opportunity to visit the Yorkshire Water treatment plant in Headingly
Leeds. The trip was closely related to the Science Topic ‘Dangers to living things.’ During the visits children
took part in interactive lessons to learn about the water cycle, water saving and water wasting measures.
Experience staff provided a detailed tour of the treatment plant explaining the various processes
undertaken in order to supply clean drinking water. Children were given the chance to wear high visibility
clothing and role play being construction workers who had to repair a burst water pipe. The visit ended
with an in-depth activity focusing on the differences between communities in Ethiopia and the Yorkshire
region. They explored how villagers accessed their water supplies and the benefits of working with Water
Aid to bring clean water and sanitation to those less fortunate than ourselves.