YEAR four pupils at Westbury Leigh Primary School were recently visited by Wessex Water to help with their topic on rivers.

Children learned about the water cycle, the role of Wessex Water, the use of rivers, where tap water comes from and how we clean water.

Pupils were then given the opportunity to test what happens to paper hand towels, tissue and toilet paper after they are flushed down the loo during an experiment. They needed to predict, measure, observe and make conclusions.

Mrs Atwill, Lacock Class Teacher said: “Children loved learning about all the different ways we use water, they couldn’t quite believe that on average one person gets through 90L water a day. They learnt about how our waste down sinks causes sewage and how different types of tissue affects our toilets."

Year four pupil Grace said: “I didn’t know that we had to pay for water, I thought it was free. I will make sure I am careful at home from now on by turning off taps and having a five minute shower instead of a longer one”.