Supporting primary education has been a critical part of the Museum’s mission since the 1990’s when services were provided by Museum Volunteers. Today, the Trustees are very proud of the education service provided for primary schools in partnership with Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water.
Primary school activities (Key Stages 1 and 2) are designed by Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water with all sessions taught by a qualified primary science teacher.
Using The Waterworks as a resource in teaching and learning.
The education programme is primarily aimed at pupils from 7-11 years old and covers many aspects of:
- Education for Sustainable Development
Pupils spend a full day at the Museum and learn about water and the vital role it plays in our lives.
There is plenty of hands-on work including water-filtering experiments, water supply and sustainability challenges and pond-dipping.
By prior agreement, sessions suitable for pupils in Key Stage 1 can also be provided.
A wealth of learning opportunities
The Museum is also investigating how it might further develop other services for primary schools. For example, the Rotherwas Building, which stands in the Museum’s grounds, houses a permanent exhibition to life in Hereford in World War Two, it has been used by a local school to launch its term topic with a focus on local history.
The Museum collection also has great potential to support the teaching of STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths).
Help enhance our resources
The Museum would welcome ideas from teachers on these and other ways in which the Waterworks Museum might support primary education.
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The directors would encourage teachers to visit the Museum as part of their pre-visit planning.