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Education and learning

Our education programme offers talks for schools and community groups and free online resources. We’re also involved in a whole range of different education programmes in person and online throughout the year. You can keep up to date with all our news by signing up for our newsletter below.

Unfortunately from August 2022 we're no longer running site tours.

Request a water talk

We’re currently only offering virtual water talks.

During a virtual talk, we'll bring to life the wonderful world of water and provide insight into water-related careers.

We hope to resume our in-person talks in the near future, so please get in touch if you’re interested in a in-person or virtual talk. 

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Get our termly newsletter which includes details about how we support schools in our area, our latest projects, and free resources. Look out for our upcoming live lessons covering all things water related.

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Resources and ideas

Have you ever wondered how your water gets from the reservoir to your tap? Or how much water you use every day – and where it goes when you’ve finished with it?

We have loads of exciting ideas to get pupils exploring water, along with teacher resources that support the curriculum - from geography and science to literacy and numeracy.

A child dipping a paintbrush in a glass of water

Home Lab

Learn with our Home Lab experiments
photograph of children on site at a sewage treatment works

The sewage treatment process

Photograph of technician working on control panel

The water treatment process


Eco-Schools is a global programme engaging 19.5 million children across 67 countries to drive change and improve their environmental awareness through a simple Seven-Step framework.  We've put together tips and advice to help pupils, teachers and parents working to achieve their Eco-Schools Green Flag.

Fit to drink

Watch this video to understand why drinking water is so important to keep us fit and healthy.

From tap to toilet

Watch this video to understand how drinking water and sewage is treated, and how we’re able to create energy from your waste!


BTEC resources

Our extensive BTEC resources and tools are designed to support secondary schools in a number of different ways. We’re always keen to support education in the STEM subjects; science, technology, engineering and maths, and their relationship with the world of water and water use. We recognise it’s not always easy for teachers and lecturers to bring industry examples into the classroom, so we’ve produced some simple materials to help. Choose from five download resource packs that have been designed to support BTEC Level 1 and 2 awards in Engineering and in Business.

Further online resources

We recommend visiting the Thames Tideway Tunnel website which offers loads of great presentations, teachers’ notes and student packs for both primary and secondary schools as well as further education students.

We also recommend Developing Experts, an online platform with handy careers-related information for teachers, young people and their families.