On Tuesday 27 and Thursday 29 February, Year 7 students participated in an excursion to the Western Treatment Plant in Werribee.

The purpose of the excursion was for students to see the operation of the water treatment plant and processes to support their learning in the classroom. For most of term 1, Humanities and Science studies have explored issues around the water cycle, drought, water scarcity and considering what the future might hold for Victorians in terms of water supply and demand.

Whilst on site at Western Treatment Plant, students experienced a tour of the water treatment ponds gaining a better understanding of the processes involved in treating wastewater. They were also involved in activities exploring stormwater in the urban environment.

Thank you to all at Melbourne Water for your hospitality and expertise in making this excursion possible.