St Albans school pupils win water competition

Beaumont School students, St Albans, who won the water competition.

Beaumont School students, St Albans, who won the water competition. - Credit: Archant

St Albans students have been damming their drips and plugging their leaks as part of a water saving competition.

The Beaumont School pupils were declared overall winners at the Challenge:Water contest run by Affinity Water.

Students raised over £1,300 for the WaterAid charity.

They spent five months organising a water saving and education campaign, fund raising and improving the accessibility of the VIP latrine, a toilet installed globally by WaterAid.

Head teacher Martin Atkinson said: "I am really delighted with the success of our students seeing the fruition of all their hard work and also very grateful for the excellent work of Dr Jones [the organising teacher] in putting the team together. The challenge provided an excellent opportunity to enrich their educational experience."

Events at the school included assemblies, life skills lessons, an aqua fair and making a model of a toilet they designed to save water use.