Education Visits & Lectures
1- Learning Provision at Papplewick Pumping Station, an introduction
2- The Get WET project
3- Annual Papplewick Lecture
The Get WET Project
The Get WET project is an education project led by the Papplewick Pumping Station Trust and the University of Nottingham and funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, the Garfield Weston Foundation, and the University of Nottingham ’s Centre for Advanced Studies, Science Technology and Society Research Priority Group and the School of Education .
The project aimed to promote the importance of water conservation and sustainability. Schools worked with artists and university staff to develop a water curriculum which integrates learning in Science, Geography, History and Literacy.
Children learnt about the importance of water through visual art, creative writing, drama, roleplaying and film making, stimulated by visits to the Pumping Station in steam.
The project ran between 2011 and 2013 and the activities of the project were continually documented. The concepts, ideas and findings of the work have now been assembled together so that teachers from other schools (locally, nationally and internationally) can view and use for their own water themed activities and learning.
The work not only documented what curriculum knowledge the children acquired but also monitored the changes in the children’s attitudes/and/understanding of water and the importance of water conservation.
To view the work produced by the GetWET project, go to http://www.getwet.org.uk