Mickley First School Tackles Flood Risk
29th September 2016
Mickley First School tackles flood risk
Head teacher of Mickley First School, Andy Hudson, said: “We were delighted to be asked to take part in this new scheme and the children had a fantastic morning getting their hands dirty. With the support of Northumbrian Water employees they made rain gauges, explored permeability of materials and planted flowers in our new planters.
“As a result the children understand they can have an impact, however small, on their area and we hope that through being involved in this project it will encourage others to take action to help reduce the impact of flooding.”
Working with contractors Esh-MWH, Northumbrian Water has created a sustainable drainage system at Mickley First School, by installing planters and a water butt. Roof rainwater will also be diverted into a wildlife pond to help prevent surface water entering the sewerage network.