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GORDON HENDERSON MP

FOR SITTINGBOURNE & SHEPPEY

WATER SUCCESS FOR SHEPPEY STUDENTS

David Meaning, Deputy Head of Shurland at the Isle of Sheppey Academy, said: “Watching our students grow in confidence throughout this project has been amazing. The professional way in which the celebration day was organised created a positive sense of occasion. Add to that the fact that the judges and people from the "real world" took their ideas seriously has had a lasting impact on the students. The looks on their faces when the prizes were announced were indeed priceless.”

Darren Bentham, Director of Metering at Southern Water, said: “The standard of the entries and the enthusiasm we saw from the students was outstanding. The Isle of Sheppey Academy’s idea really tackled the issue at hand. They had obviously done a great deal of research and came up with a solution that was practical and sustainable.”

Wayne Hemmingway said: “There were some excellent ideas. This project has worked as the kids want to spread the word. They were totally engaged and have obviously got so much out of it.”

David Godber added: “It was truly amazing! From the world’s smallest water museum to rainwater harvesting in the playground and a whole stack of innovative campaigns.  These students came up with outstanding ideas for harvesting and conserving water resources.”

Southern Water and the Design Council now plan to roll out the programme to schools across the region.

Visit www.waterdesignchallenge.com to read the blogs from the students throughout the challenge.

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