Case study: Peatmoor Community Primary School
Workshops in action
Peatmoor Community Primary School completed the Thames Schools Water Makeover project in October 2010. The staff and students are involved in a number of impressive environmental initiatives and the school also holds the Eco Schools Green Flag Award.
What is Thames Schools Water Makeover project?
The Thames Schools Water Makeover project helps schools reduce their water consumption and save money. The programme creates water saving awareness in schools and empowers students and staff to take actions that reduce both their water use and greenhouse gas emissions.
Through the work that Peatmoor Primary School’s EcoTeam has done the school is now saving:
- 82,897 litres of water and
- 612 kg of carbon emissions per year
Peatmoor Primary School’s Eco-Team consists of 13 students from years 3-6. Participating in two water workshops and conducting school-wide water surveys, the Eco-Team worked hard to spread water saving awareness throughout the school community.
To teach students, staff and parents about water conservation the EcoTeam developed posters and adverts on why it is important to save water and how you can go about doing so. Eco Team member.
The EcoTeam also delivered a ‘Water Assembly’ to the rest of the school and ensured that all families were provided with free shower timers to help them save water at home. Families are completing surveys about their current use of water in the home and will be making pledges to save water.
The TV adverts helped us to realise that we can save water in different ways. I am using the rainwater to water our plants at home. Sarah, EcoTeam member Peatmoor PS.
Congratulations to the EcoTeam and Peatmoor Primary School for their fantastic water saving work.