Pupils get an education in water at Staunton Country Park

LEARNING Jack Fowlie carried water for as long as he could to illustrate how much it weighed.     Picture: Sarah Standing (112079-30)

LEARNING Jack Fowlie carried water for as long as he could to illustrate how much it weighed. Picture: Sarah Standing (112079-30)

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WATER water everywhere and not a drop to drink – but plenty to play with at Staunton Country Park where dozens of primary schoolchildren had fun learning about it.

Ninety seven to 10-year-olds from Sharpse Copse Juniors in Leigh Park spent a day at the landscaped parkland and forest getting better acquainted with H2O.

They followed water trails, carried it in pots to experience what children in deprived parts of the world do every day, saw it in action in the glasshouses and rainforests, and even learnt how much water is wasted through daily routines like washing.

Kerry Bailey, education and community manager at the park, said: ‘The children had a great time and it was nice to be able to bring the subject of water to life by showing them around the park and giving them tasks.’

The event was organised by education officer Gemma Summerfield who is sponsored by Portsmouth Water.

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