We provide a variety of fun and informative workshops to encourage and enable your pupils to become more carbon and water aware. We work across all key stages at both primary and secondary school level. ech2o has successfully delivered water workshops and assemblies to almost 30,000 school children across all key stages over the last nine years. Below are our current main workshops but we are always happy to meet your school’s requirements by designing and delivering new ones.

Please contact us at info@ech2o.co.uk or call 020 7183 1908 for more information

 

The mysterious case of the sinking flamingo (KS1)

The mysterious case of the sinking flamingo (KS1)

  It’s raining in the zoo and Frankie the flamingo thinks she is sinking! So she sets off on a mission to find out why. Using the story of an inquisitive flamingo, a determined dragonfly and a crab who doesn’t like poo on his head, pupils discover why it is important to save water and the best way to do so. This story is an uncomplicated, entertaining and educational way to engage Key Stage 1 pupils on the topic of saving water. All pupils get two badges and a shower timer. Each class will receive three copies of the book ...
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Make your school water smart (KS1,2)

Make your school water smart (KS1,2)

ech2o will work with the school eco team or green team to: carry out a water audit of the school to find out where the school is ‘water smart’ and where it is ‘water silly’, identify where and how the school could save water, discover whether the school uses rainwater and if not, where it could deliver an assembly to explain what they found out set the four minute shower challenge for all pupils All pupils in the school receive a shower timer. Lesson time: 90 – 120 minutes, plus 30 minutes before assembly   ...
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Be a Water Detective! (KS2)

Be a Water Detective! (KS2)

ech2o will work with a set of pupils to enable them to: collect data about their use of water at home work out where they are water smart and where they are water silly identify whether they have a dual flush or single flush toilet and how a toilet works find out the best behavioural changes to reduce their family’s water footprint. Pupils get a shower (or bath) timer, water trump cards and badges. Lesson time: 60-75 minutes ...
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How much does it cost to flush your toilet? (KS2)

How much does it cost to flush your toilet? (KS2)

This is a fun and informative short workshop using ech2o’s see-through toilet cistern to: give a brief history of the WC, explain why the toilet has its very own day in the calendar – 19th of November, World Toilet Day, remind pupils how lucky we are in the West to have them in our homes and schools, and what in would be like if we had to use a public toilet, demonstrate the  bits of kit that have been invented to make them work even more efficiently. Pupils who don’t have a dual flush receive a free save-a-flush bag to ...
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#pooonyourhead (KS2)

#pooonyourhead (KS2)

A workshop for pupils in Years 3 and 4 that builds on the story of Clarence, one of the stars of ‘The mysterious case of the sinking flamingo’, a crab who doesn’t like poo on his head. Pupils learn why and when this still happens in the UK, and the simple things that can be done to prevent it. Can include a walk around the school grounds to see if space can be found for a rain garden. Each class will receive three copies of the book ‘The mysterious case of the sinking flamingo’ and a DVD. All pupils receive ...
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Make your school water smart – design a sustainable water strategy for your school (KS3,4)

Make your school water smart – design a sustainable water strategy for your school (KS3,4)

ech2o will work with the school eco team or green team to: carry out a water audit of the school, identify where and how the school could save water, benchmark the school’s water use, design a strategy to reduce water use across the whole school community, identify solutions to reduce rainwater run-off from the school premises, deliver an assembly to report their findings, set the four minute shower challenge for all pupils. All pupils receive a shower timer ...
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A sustainable water cycle (KS3,4)

A sustainable water cycle (KS3,4)

This workshop builds on the student’s knowledge of the hydrological cycle and the causes of global warming. Pupil’s learn: why the UK is under water stress, and the effect on resource management and supply and demand security for water supply, about the environmental implications of water and sewage treatment in the UK, how sustainable drainage solutions and water efficiency strategies link into the UK’s environmental goals, the link between hot water and increased CO2 emissions and how personal water choices impact on climate change, the three P’s Initially designed and delivered for Year 10 GCSE Geography students, it has also ...
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Is your shower killing the polar bears? (KS3,4)

Is your shower killing the polar bears? (KS3,4)

Pupils learn about the environmental implications of their water use and the link to CO2 emissions. Pupils record their water habits and discuss what would motivate them to shower for less time. Pupils decide how they can inspire their friends to do the same. Workshop has been delivered in various formats including a classroom workshop to Year 11’s, as part of a PSHE immersion day and as a lunchtime stand with the school leadership team, on a whole school science and engineering immersion day. All pupils receive a shower timer ...
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Shower shorter, shower smarter (KS3,4)

Shower shorter, shower smarter (KS3,4)

ech2o challenges the pupils to design a piece of kit or an advertising campaign that will reduce the amount of time people spend in the shower. ech2o work with the pupils as they: carry out market research to identify the class’s shower usage: good, average, bad, excessive develop an understanding of the link between hot water use and climate change brainstorm technological and behaviour change solutions to reduce shower use and present to focus group of other pupils develop one or more of the solutions into a workable format Usually delivered as a double lesson. Chosen by one school as a ...
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Cut Your Carbon (KS 2 and 3)

Cut Your Carbon (KS 2 and 3)

What if every choice you made had a carbon consequence and you had to manage a carbon allowance card as well as a credit card? What if buying sweets or downloading music cost CO2 as well as money from your pocket? If a family member won £1500 on the lottery would you rather they bought a condensing boiler or a giant plasma screen TV? Would you prefer that your school or workplace upgraded the heating controls or installed a wind turbine? If you have family members abroad would it be better if they came to visit you? And how would you feel if you won a flight to New York? ...
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