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‘Quirky’ family teaches children water efficiency

East Worthing and Shoreham MP Tim Loughton with Glebe Primary School pupils Picture: Darren Cool

East Worthing and Shoreham MP Tim Loughton with Glebe Primary School pupils Picture: Darren Cool

THE Drips family has been teaching Southwick children lessons in water efficiency.

The family was created by Facepack Theatre Company for Southern Water as part of a targeted campaign to bring serious environmental issues to life.

Their show, Are You a Drip?, was performed at Glebe Primary School, in Church Lane, and the audience included East Worthing and Shoreham MP Tim Loughton.

He said: “The play was an effective way to engage students about being more environmentally friendly about everyday tasks.

“It was a very quirky and entertaining medium to put across some important messages which I am sure they put into practice when they got home.”

Aimed at seven to 11-year-olds, the show uses a mix of mime, masks and comedy to raise awareness of water efficiency, water for health, safe disposal of fat, oil and grease and climate change issues. It earned a gold award in the 2011 CIPR Awards.

It has been seen by tens of thousands of schoolchildren across the Southern Water region since it was first commissioned more than 10 years ago and it has been performed at 25 schools across the south east this summer.

 

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