IT has been a record breaking year for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water's education team with more than 11,000 children pouring into learning centres.

Education centres, such as Cog Moors in Sully, saw 11,754 children making trips with a total of 40,000 in total being taught about environmental issues through school visits from education officers.

Education manager Claire Roberts said: “It’s fantastic that we’ve broken all of our records this year and managed to reach more children than ever with our environmental messages.

“Welsh Water plays a vital role in protecting the environment, supplying clean water and collecting and treating wastewater before it enters back into our rivers and streams.

"It’s important that future generations learn about the vital part Welsh Water plays in the water cycle and learn how they can protect the environment and become efficient water users."

Lessons included teaching children about the importance of saving water, warning children of the dangers of swimming in reservoirs and lessons about the water cycle and the part Welsh Water plays in providing fresh clean water to customers’ taps.

This year additional lessons were incorporated to support the company’s Let’s Stop the Block message. Pupils learnt about the effects of flushing the wrong things down the toilet and pouring fats, oils and greases down the sink and the damage this can cause to homes and the environment.

All of Welsh Water’s lessons are taught through interactive sessions such as pond dipping, river studies, water cycle, water efficiency and orienteering lessons.

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