Year 5 Visit Deephams Water Treatment Plant

On Wednesday 26th February, Year 5 visited Deephams Water Treatment plant to find out what happens to our water when it goes down the plughole. After putting on a hard hat and Hi-Vis everyone enjoyed the tour of the working site and getting a better insight into the three stages of the treatment. The children were fascinated to hear about all the unusual things the workers had found during the sieving process and were appalled at the amount of wet wipes that were sieved out.

In the afternoon the children were challenged to lay their own pipes to supply a community with water. Everything was going very well until the Environment Agency found badger sets in two locations and the teams had to replan their routes. The class had a fantastic day and have been excited to share their new knowledge about sewage with their family and the rest of the school.