PRIMARY schoolkids in South Ayrshire have been encouraged to become aware of Scotland’s water with a new home education pack.

An online resource by Scottish Water has been created which aims to teach pupils about the water cycle and how they can help protect the environment.

The pack also encourages pupils to think about the sills they have which could led them to a future career in engineering, communication and more.

St Patricks Primary in Troon have backed the new learning resource after they had a visit from Scottish Water last year.

The company had planned to visit other schools in the area before they all down shut due to coronavirus.

Sarah Gemmell who teaches Primary 5 at St Patricks said: “Scottish Water’s new resource looks like a really good educational resource that I’m certain the pupils will really enjoy using.

“It is excellent that Scottish Water has adapted to the current climate we’re living in by making their educational resource easily accessible online. It includes lots of interesting facts, advice and activities that will engage the children in learning during these challenging times. The resources are child friendly and easy to use, and they will love the quiz at the end.”

On completing the resource, and of course with their parents’, carers’ or teachers’ help and approval, children are being encouraged to share what they’ve learned online to Scottish Water’s social media.

Ruaridh MacGregor, Scottish Water’s corporate affairs manager in the west, said:

“Scottish Water’s education programme has been running for several years.

“We aim to reach as many children as possible and hope they enjoy interacting with this new digital resource.”

The resource can be accessed and downloaded via the Scottish Water website (


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