Year 3’s Trip to Thames Water Sewage Treatment Works in Slough First, we got on the warm, cosy coach and when we got there we met our leader Liz. In the classroom, we watched a video explaining how we get clean water and the Water Cycle. Next, 3 volunteers held bottles of water. Each bottle had a different item in it: toilet paper, wet wipes and flushable wipes. We then shook the bottles. We found that the toilet paper broke down in the water but the wipes (including the flushable wipes) had not changed. We learnt to ‘bin it don’t block it’. After that, we did a fun experiment where we put a mixture of yeast and sugar into a container with warm water, which then made a chemical reaction by blowing up a balloon with gas on the top of the container. We had a tour around the sewage works and we met people who worked there. We had to wear high visibility jackets, hard helmets and protective gloves to keep us safe. It was a little bit stinky but we enjoyed it! A big thanks to Mrs Duckworth, Mr Meats, Mrs Clark, Mrs Allen, Sam, Liz, Miss Guest and the bus driver! Written by Class 3.