Pupils at Hull's Ainthorpe Primary School take part in fun initiative to tackle flooding

Pupils from Hull’s Ainthorpe Primary School, part of the David Ross Education Trust, have been taking part in an exciting new flood reduction project.

The ‘Soak It Up’ project, launched by Yorkshire Waterand Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, aims to highlight the importance of sustainable drainage to help prevent flooding in the future. 

As part of the project, pupils took part in a number of educational sessions, where they were able to learn more about the water cycle and how a flood can occur. During the workshop, pupils created their own water catchers, which can be used to measure the amount of rainfall over a given period of time. 

Pupils also developed their own plans on how to introduce sustainable drainage within the grounds of Ainthorpe Primary School. Working with the team at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, staff from Yorkshire Water will help to install some of the solutions designed by pupils at the primary school on 15thJune. 

Shane Davy, Principal at Ainthorpe Primary School, said: “Our pupils thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the workshops. They have gained a lot of knowledge about the water cycle, as well as discovering ways in which we can help to reduce flooding in the area. 

“We are very much looking forward to inviting parents and members of the local community to see the installation of our final creations in June. The drainage systems designed by our pupils will play a big role in flood prevention and help give a major boost to local wildlife.”

If you would like to find out more about how Ainthorpe Primary School can help broaden your child’s horizons, please contact 01482 353 963 or email admin@ainthorpeprimary.co.uk