The Source to Tap Education Programme is targeted at the UK’s National Curriculum Key Stage 1 & 2 and Ireland’s Primary School Curriculum (1999) – Social, Environmental and Scientific Education (SESE) topics. Our aim is to provide learning opportunities that educates children about water’s journey from source to tap and how our use of water impact on its quality along the way.
Our education programme offers 5 different units:
Unit 1: Where does our water come from?
Pupils will learn about water and the water cycle and get the opportunity to create their own water cycle as a class.
Unit 2: How are our rivers formed?
In this unit pupils will learn about what a river is, how rivers are formed and the journey it makes. Pupils will also learn about catchments and about the Erne and Derg catchments that they live within.
Unit 3: What lives in our rivers?
Pupils will learn about the wildlife found in our rivers and learn about our riverbank habitats and learn about how food webs operate in these habitats.
Unit 4: How do rivers get polluted?
In this unit pupils will learn about pollution, the signs of pollution, pollution by agriculture. Pupils get to learn how to measure water quality and learn how it can affect river invertebrates.
Unit 5: How does water get from our rivers to our taps?
In this unit, pupils will gain an insight into the process of how our water is treated before it can be sent to our taps for drinking. The pupils will make their own Water Treatment Plant enabling them to see how water is treated before it is safe to drink.
Each unit (or a combination of units of your choice) will be delivered, by the Project Officers through a combination of short talks and hands-on experiments and activities. Each unit lasts approximately 40 mins – 1 hour. Each session is supported by an activity booklet which each child will be able to keep afterwards.
Normally we come into the schools and deliver the programme in the school setting, however due to the current situation with the covid-19 virus we are unable to do this at this time. Alternatively, this year we can offer our free education programme via zoom video link or via a similar platform that the school uses.
If your school would be interested in booking. or if you would like to discuss it further. please contact us using the form below.