Water Efficiency

Schools Water Efficiency Programme

Overview

Working in partnership with Northumbrian Water Group to develop and deliver a water conservation Theatre in Education (TiE) programme to engage with schools and educate primary school children, their families and the wider community about the benefits of water efficiency. To support delivery of NWG key learning outcomes, raising awareness of the support available to help families reduce their water usage and save money.

Solution

Super Splash Heroes consists of a multimedia pantomime performance and follow on interactive workshop which brings Northumbrian Water’s fantastic Super Splash Heroes to life – a group of four aqua savvy children who spend their time finding ways to waste less water every day. The Super Splash Heroes along with the humorous characters created by Gibber; The Water Wise Gran, The Singing Chef and Uncle Archie help deliver NWG key messages in a fun, engaging way.

Underpinned with curriculum mapping, most specifically Geography, Science, English and PSHE which helps support teachers to integrate learning seamlessly into their lesson planning. The programme ultimately engages schools and children to understand how making small changes to our water using behaviour will benefit us all; motivating them to make small changes and feel great about making a positive difference through the way they save and use water.

“The performance was fantastic, our kids absolutely loved it! Thank you again for facilitating this. It was a fun and memorable way to get the message across.”

Samina Jaffar, Deputy Headteacher, Goodmayes Primary School

Results

In the first two years:

397 performances delivered in primary schools across the North East, Essex and Suffolk.

65,000 primary school children informed and inspired to waste less water.

In evaluation teacher’s regularly comment on the programme as an excellent way to get the message across and state how much information they feel the pupils have learned. They identify the quality of the production and performers, the characters, songs, multimedia and interaction as having a positive impact on the children. This helps reinforce the key messages and influences children to assimilate the learning into their own behavior and attitudes.

100% of teachers questioned rated the performance positively

100% of pupils questioned rated the performance positively

100% of teachers questioned would like Super Splash Heroes repeated in the future

“Your presentation has made a lasting impression and will carry an important water saving message home.”

Mr J Allan, St Mary’s CE Primary, Woodham Ferrers

The programme, which forms an important part of Northumbrian Water’s Every Drop Count’s campaign, has effected real change in attitudes and behaviours. It succeeds in raising awareness of how we use water, how we waste water and how small changes in our water using behaviour can conserve water resources, saving energy and money.

 

Do you need support with a schools campaign? Gibber have an excellent reputation for delivering effective learning programmes that compliment mainstream education in a fun, motivational way, dealing with a range of topics such as Environmental EducationCareers,  Tobacco Education, and Underage Drinking. Contact us to find out more.

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