Wacky water workshops win over pupils

A CBBC presenter showed water-based experiments to pupils at a Lancashire primary school last week after they won a national competition aimed at encouraging children to drink more water.

Stefan Gates, who presents Gastronuts, held a “wacky water workshop” at Bolton by Bowland school.

His water-based experiments, designed to educate children about the importance of drinking water and staying hydrated, included “make your own urine”, “make your own sweat” and “save my plant”.

The visit came after the school won “The Wise up with Water challenge”, run by the National Hydration Council and Children’s Food Trust.

Key stage 2 children came up with a range of ideas such as posters, newsletters and a wristband to remind people to drink water.

Key stage 2 teacher, Joanne Eidsforth, said: “I am so proud of the children. It was fantastic to be rewarded for our ideas with a visit from Stefan.”

Main pic: back row, left to right: Evie Hoyle, Edward Stott, Calean Salmon; front row, left to right: Alistair Styler, Ben Lobmayer, Stefan Gates, William Mellin


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