11,000 primary school children across Essex have learnt how they can save water every day, thanks to an educational performance and workshop organised by Essex & Suffolk Water.

Super Splash Heroes is a water efficiency education programme developed in partnership with theatre in education experts Gibber. It teaches children how precious water is, and the simple things they can do to help save it, like turning off the tap when they are brushing their teeth.


So far this year the Super Splash Heroes have visited 52 schools across Essex, delivering 61 performances, reaching 11,000 children.


Sarah Bowerman, Water Efficiency Analyst for Essex & Suffolk Water said: "The Super Splash Heroes helps young people learn an important message about using water wisely, that they can hopefully share with their families and wider communities.


"We′re really proud of the number of children that have taken part in the programme so far, and we′ve received some excellent feedback from both pupils and teachers. We are looking forward to bringing the Super Splash Heroes to even more schools across our supply area."


Vicky Blackburn, Director of Gibber Theatre said: "It′s a privilege to work with Essex & Suffolk Water to deliver this innovative programme that teaches children about water and how we can save it, in a fun and creative way. The schools we have visited have been fantastic and the children have been enthusiastic and inspired to become water saving heroes."


The visits included schools in Barking, where Essex & Suffolk Water has taken its ‘Every Drop Counts′ campaign for 2018. Every Drop Counts is the company′s largest water saving campaign, and gives Barking residents the chance to sign up for a free water saving home visit from a qualified plumber. Those who sign up will also receive £100 of completely free water saving products for the home and garden. For more information visit www.eswater.co.uk/everydropcounts.


The Super Splash Heroes will be visiting Suffolk later this year, and will be back in Essex in 2019. Any schools interested in a visit from the Super Splash Heroes can contact watersaving@nwl.co.uk


There are also a number of free Super Splash Heroes educational resources that are available to download for free at https://www.eswater.co.uk/your-home/water-efficiency.aspx