This term, Marfleet Primary School has had the opportunity to work with Yorkshire Water to teach the children about flood risk and to help reduce the risk of flooding in our school.
The children across Key Stage 2 enjoyed working with the Yorkshire Water staff, learning about the water cycle, making water gauges and creating 3D maps to show how we could reduce standing water in our school grounds.
On the training day on Friday 29th June, Yorkshire Water’s team of volunteers came to school and, following a lot of hard work, we now have a variety of new features across our playground and field. We also had a visit from the local MP Karl Turner, and KCFM interviewed 2 of our students live from the playground!
The children’s ideas inspired Yorkshire Water’s designs, and the school now has a large selection of flowers and plants that can use the water that normally gathers in puddles, as well as new drainage equipment and water butts near our drain pipes.
Thank you Yorkshire Water and well done Key Stage 2!
Please have a look at the images above to see all of the brilliant work the volunteers completed.