Sustainability with a showbiz twist on display for Hunter Region early learners

by Freya Lucas

April 08, 2021

Young children in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales are enjoying learning about the value of every drop of water, and how to be sustainable via a series of colourful workshops from Jollybops Science, coordinated by Hunter Water.

 

The ‘Let’s Love Water’ program goes for 40 minutes and is “easily incorporated” with EYLF outcomes

 

Jollybops Science Director and Performer Trevor Atkinson told local publication News of the Area that the show’s characters, Professor Puddle and Eddy the Aquabot, as well as music and science demonstrations, were key to engaging children.

 

To create and design the show, the performers visualised children’s responses to ideas they had generated, bringing experiments, songs and pantomime designed to get them involved, as well as retaining the water saving messages put forward by Hunter Water. 

 

“The response has been great so far,” Mr Atkinson said.

 

“The staff are always smiling and we have no problem keeping the kids’ attention in the preschool and infant shows.”

 

The ‘Let’s Love Water’ show includes simple tips like having four-minute showers, turning off the tap when brushing your teeth, and sweeping hard surfaces instead of hosing.

 

Kindergartens and preschools in the local area who may be interested in Jollybops Science attending should visit www.hunterwater.com.au/community/education-schools and complete the enquiry form.

 

To access the News of the Area coverage of this story, please see here

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