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Ashford cubs get Waterwise

David McCarthy operation and maintenance engineer presented the Waterwise badges

Eighteen Cubs and three Cub leaders from the 1st Willesborough Remus pack, Ashford, received special badges from Southern Water for being wise with water.

The Cubs had followed activities in Southern Water’s Waterwise activity pack which helps explain the importance of water through a range of games, activities and experiments.

To qualify for the badge, the youngsters had to undertake different activities, such as making turbines from plastic bottles, as well as learn about water conservation.

David McCarthy, an Operation and Maintenance Engineer at Southern Water, presented the badges at the scout hut in Breadlands Road, Ashford.

He said: “The Waterwise packs help teach young people about water and its role in our lives in a fun way. I was impressed that so many Cubs successfully gained the badge, showed so much enthusiasm for the activities and managed to stay dry!”

Pack Leader Morag Sharp said: “The children really enjoyed the Waterwise sessions and learned some valuable lessons regarding conservation of water.”

Aimed at children aged seven to 11, the Waterwise packs contain ten easy to follow activities which look at water, how we use it and how important it is for health.

They were devised by Southern Water in 2011 and have proved popular with Scouting groups and after-school clubs but can be used by any youth group.

For more information on the packs and how to apply for one, visit the Community and Schools pages of the Southern Water website (in the Learning Zone – Support for Schools section) or email helen.sparkes@southernwater.co.uk.

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