Anglian Water’s Chelmsford Water Recycling Centre recently celebrated ten years of education which has involved thousands of school pupils since opening.

Chelmsford Water Recycling Centre

The celebration marks ten years since the opening of the recycling centre’s Education Centre, in 2007.

A visit to the recycling centre can tie in with the Science and Geography curriculum and schools can learn about the water cycle, environment, efficiency and climate change.

Across the region every year Anglian Water education team sees around 24,000 children at its two purpose-built education centres in Chelmsford and Leighton Linslade, and through its education outreach programme in schools. 

What can schools expect when visiting?

A visit to the recycling education centre gives students the opportunity to discover the sights, sounds and smells of a water recycling centre, while fun, interactive sessions in well-equipped classrooms host a range of experiences to bring the water topic to life.

A range of topics such as water efficiency, pollution, climate change and sustainability can be explored in a session, which aim to be fun, interactive and challenging.

Marcia Davies, Anglian Water’s education manager, commented: “Water is a precious resource and with the future holding challenges such as climate change and a growing population it is vitally important for future generations to be engaged and informed on water sustainability.  

“Here at Anglian Water, we see it is really important to nurture and inspire the next generation of scientists, network technicians and engineers who might work for us in the future and help encourage our next generation of customers to use water wisely and think of water as a key component to growth in our local economy. 

Learning Outside the Classroom

Since opening, in 2007, the Education Centre has received accolades such as the Learning Outside the Classroom accreditation and commendations from local schools and community groups.

School trips and education events are free of charge, funded by Anglian Water, and can be booked through the company’s website.

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