Southern Water - Nelson Investigates
A fun and engaging project, aimed at children in Year 3/4, using Pompey FC’s mascot Nelson to provide an insightful look into Portsmouth’s water system!
A member of the Pompey Study Centre team will visit your school to deliver two exciting sessions that will focus on:
Session One: The Flood at Fratton Park!
Using a comic-style storyboard, Nelson will show how and why areas of the city can be flooded due to blocked sewers and drains. Children will follow Nelson’s journey through the sewerage system and explore why we need these in our city and what happens when they get blocked!
The classroom activities will be consolidated by a practical session with children involved in multi-sport style games linked to water, such as Blockbuster and Tap On, Tap Off!
Session Two: Beneath our feet!
Nelson takes a look back through time using old and modern maps, plus photos to show how and why the pipes were first laid in Portsmouth during Victorian times. Children will realise how close the pipes are to their school, why they need replacing and how this is done! Key messages about what not to put down the wastepipe will also be consolidated.
The practical activity session will involve more multi-sport style games linked to water - Water Recycle and Filtering the Filth!
Sessions will last two hours consisting of an hour in the classroom, followed by an hour of practical activity.
This is an ongoing project funded by Southern Water. For further information, please contact James Lang on 023 9277 6824 or email him firstname.lastname@example.org .