At Thames Water they were keen to show the troubles they faced on a daily basis to make sure everyone is connected to a fresh source of water. The activity they had laid out had a lot of pipes, grids with numbers which would show the cost if they were to build in that block, and the different destinations of water they had to accommodate.
The challenge allowed kids to tackle a problem which we generally take for granted. The idea is a great way to get children thinking on their feet and have an idea on what impact they would make taking different approaches.
The main objective was to connect from a reservoir and use pipes to connect to every destination in a cost effective manor and make sure each destination had a good flow of water.