Children at Enniskillen Integrated Primary School dipped into the subject of water’s importance when NI Water’s education team came to visit recently.

The pupils were very interested in the educational programme that was presented, ‘H2O and the Wonderful World of Water’, that helped to teach them all about the water cycle, raising the value of water, the different forms it takes, and what impact humans have on it.

The programme is aimed at Key Stage 2 children and is designed to complement a key element of the Northern Ireland Primary Curriculum – the ‘World Around Us’.

During the visit, the children were introduced to H20, a water drop figure and the mascot for the programme.

They also learnt how rainwater is cleaned and sewage is treated, and took part in a ‘Bag it and Bin it’ activity to demonstrate what can and can’t be put down the toilet.

The children were introduced to NI Water’s chosen charity – WaterAid, that works to help those who have no access to safe water or sanitation.

NI Water’s Outreach and Learning Officer, Anna Killen, said: “H2O is a fun way for children to learn about the water cycle, why water is essential for good health and how they can help to conserve this precious resource.

“We are delighted with the positive feedback we have received from schools who have participated in NI Water’s educational programme.

“It’s a fantastic way for us to deliver what matters for the local community and educate future generations of water users.”