Portsmouth youngsters show off their water wheels

CREATIVE From left, Elliott Knight and Andrew Bray with their water wheel.  Picture: Sarah Standing (121336-9758)
CREATIVE From left, Elliott Knight and Andrew Bray with their water wheel. Picture: Sarah Standing (121336-9758)
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YOUNGSTERS know a thing or two about the consequences of drought spreading across the country after building their own water wheels.

The 10 and 11-year-olds from St John’s Cathedral Catholic Primary in Landport have been busy making miniature versions of the machines used to convert the energy of free-flowing water into useful forms of power.

Their creative approach to the Year 6 topic on rivers has come at an appropriate time.

Many parts of the UK are affected by a hosepipe ban and there are predictions water shortages could last until Christmas.

Headteacher Catherine Hobbs said: ‘The pupils are having a lot of fun finding out about the environment and resources.’