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Rain Planter Project

We were really delighted to welcome Southern Water back to school this morning to complete the rain planter project with a small group of our children who had a great time planting up our brand new planter outside the craft room.

We are one of forty schools across the south coast who have been included in the project and we are really grateful to the team for making our school a better place to be!

“Over 40 schools across the Southern Water region have teamed up with us to install special ‘water slowing’ solutions on their grounds – so the sewer network is protected during and after heavy rainfall. 

By slowing the flow of surface water from hard surfaces like classroom roofs and playgrounds, sewers are less likely to see huge jumps in volume in short timeframes – which can go on to trigger the use of storm overflow releases into the environment to protect homes, businesses, schools and communities from flooding.  

Thanks to a £1.7m project jointly funded by Southern Water and the Department for Education, schools across Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight have had sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) installed.”