Our approach

Water is literally everywhere – it makes up over half of our body weight and is even found in food such as tomatoes and cucumbers.

It's a fascinating subject for children and adults of all ages – for instance did you know that millions of years ago dinosaurs may have drunk the same water we're using today?

We offer an education programme aimed at customers aged 7 to 70! From visiting our clean water treatment works to speakers talking to local community groups - we have lots of opportunities for customers to see and hear first-hand about our work. We also have a range of resources available to support teaching in schools, and to engage children in our outside recreational spaces.

For the period 2020 – 2025, we have committed to delivering 20,000 learning hours of education per annum.

Our Education pages on the Yorkshire Water website have been designed for teachers and learners to help them understand key elements of the National Curriculum, including the water cycle, renewable energy and water conservation.

We provided 195 different sessions for schools and community groups to visit our education centres in 2016/17 – providing 5098 tour opportunities at clean and waste water treatment works. In the past 12 months we have worked towards opening centres at Ewden WTW and Tophill Low Nature Reserve and these have been taking visits since May 2017. All our education centres are 'Learning Outside The Classroom' accredited.

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Yorkshire Water's education programme