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A speaker from Thames Water visits Year 5

Posted on: 12 Mar 2015 by Weston Green School | Category: Key Stage 2, Year 5

A speaker from Thames Water visits Year 5

Have you ever wondered how your water gets from the reservoir to your tap? Or how much water we all use every day – and where it goes when you’ve finished with it? What happens to the cooking oil and fat we so carelessly tip down the sink? If you would like to know the answers, ask a pupil from 5H!


John Annabell, a community speaker from Thames Water, came to talk to the class about water last Wednesday. He gave us a behind the scenes view of Thames Water and how our drinking water is treated before it gets to our homes. We now know what an aquifer is and why and when chlorine is added to our water. Mr Annabell demonstrated the process of filtering, told us about flocculation and explained how Ozone gas is being used to remove unwanted particles from the water. It was fascinating to learn more about water, but most important of all it made us realise how precious water is and how important it is to prevent water wastage.

Mr Annabell was hugely impressed with the enthusiasm of 5H, and emailed afterwards to say “they were one of the most receptive and encouraging audiences I have presented to.”

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