Young people get on board to learn about precious resource

Children and young people check out the Waterbus during its recent visit to Glengormley. INNT 33-509CON
Children and young people check out the Waterbus during its recent visit to Glengormley. INNT 33-509CON

NI Water’s travelling classroom, the Waterbus, paid a visit to the council-run summer scheme at Lilian Bland Pavilion in Glengormley recently.

During the visit, the children learnt what can and can’t be put down the toilet through a ‘bag it and bin it’ activity, what NI Water does to clean the water, how important water is for our health, and how sewage is treated.

NI Water’s Environmental Education Officer, Pat McCauley said: “NI Water places great importance on educating young people in the vital role water plays in our lives. The Waterbus is a fun and interactive way for kids to learn about the water cycle, why water is essential for good health and how they can help to conserve this precious resource.

“The Waterbus is very popular with schools during term time, but we like getting it out and about during the summer holidays too – we all need water the whole year through! We are delighted with the reputation the bus has come to have, as this demonstrates that its role is of value to the water users of tomorrow.”

An NI Water learning pack is available to download from www.niwater.com/education