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THESE youngsters learned about the city’s sewage system thanks to a Pompey in the Community project.

Pupils from Stamshaw Junior School were invited to Fratton Park as part of the Nelson Investigates project.

The day was attended by Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Cllr Frank Jonas.

The project is held in conjunction between Pompey in the Community and Southern Water ahead of work to update the city’s sewer system.

It is hoped the youngsters will go home and tell their parents the benefit of an improved system.

Pompey in the Community’s James Lang, who helped coordinate the project, said the project will be heading to other schools in Portsmouth over the next few months.

Pupils will be taught why the Victorians introduced a sewer system and why fats and oils shouldn’t be discarded down the sink.

He said: ‘Each class will take part in a different range of activities and experiments.

‘We look at things like why baby wipes shouldn’t be put into the system.

‘The kids loved it. One boy came up to me and said it’s amazing just to be here, which is what we want.

‘We want to inspire them and we are fully booked with schools now.’