We are produly working with Yorkshire Water (YW) and the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (YWT) on a project called Soak It Up.
Did you know that outside of London, Hull is the city most at risk of flooding?
We want to educate this younger generation about ways in which we, in Hull, can help to Soak Up the excess water and to prevent flooding.
A great way of doing this is to create Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS).
YW and YWTcame into school and ran workshops with Y3/4 to help us learn about SuDS, and the water cycle.
We gathered for an introductory assembly, where we loved taking on the role of grown ups to act out a flooding scenario.
We used our science skills to look at the extended water cycle.
We worked in our classrooms with maragret to investigate the process of evaportation and condensation.
We carried out an investigation with Jennifer to see which surface materials slowed the rate of surface run off and this gave us some ideas for planing.
We planned the items thatwe would take with us in a flood energency and were able to say why.
Jennifer is working on ideas for SUDs that will be installed on our site at the end of May. She needed our help to decide which SUDs we would like to install and where would like to install them.
We planned our SUDS on an enlarged map of the school, margaret and jennifer then poured water over our plan to immitate rainfall and we calcualted how much water our designs absorbed.
InMay a team of volunteers are coming in with YW to instal the SUDS that wehave chosen. We will keep you posted on the progress.
Have you got any SUDS at home? Tweet us and tag in @Yorkshirewater @Yorkswildlife #Soak it up
Find out more @ https://www.yorkshirewater.com/soakitup