Darlington Mowden Park’s Community Scheme are delighted to work with Northumbrian Water to deliver the Powered by Water workshop programme. The scheme is designed to help children learn the importance of drinking water to keep them healthy and hydrated, through a series of fun games and activities.
The workshops have already been delivered to a range of schools and clubs in the local area, with Hurworth Primary and St Mark’s Elm Tree Primary the latest to benefit at half time of Mowden’s game against Ampthill on Saturday.
Maureen Berne, External Communications Manager for Northumbrian Water, said: “We are really proud to be teaming up with Mowden Park RFC to support their excellent work in supporting young people and promoting their physical activity and health and wellbeing. Education about the value of staying hydrated is incredibly important and will help contribute to this activity, keeping them healthy and giving them a boost through their sporting and educational activity.”
Anne Rose, DMP’s Community Manager commented: “We're thrilled to launch the Powered by Water initiative with Northumbrian Water. The programme is a fantastic addition to our current community programmes and highlights a healthier way for young people to stay hydrated. We hope that through programmes such as Powered by Water, we can support to make a positive behaviour change, which enables people to have healthier and longer lives.”
Powered by Water will be delivered to over 19,000 young people in the north east in conjunction with four sporting partners; Mowden Park, Sunderland FOL, Newcastle Eagles, and Middlesbrough FC Foundation.
Powered by Water facts:
• Our bodies are made up of 60% water.
• Tap water is just as good as bottled water. The UK has one of the best quality tap waters in the world
• We’re still using the same water as the dinosaurs, Victorians and cave people.
• You can check your wee to see if you’re drinking enough water – dark yellow wee means you need to drink more!
• You get water through the food you eat as well.
• It’s better to drink little sips of water throughout exercise rather than a big gulp.
• 70% of the planet is water but only 3% of that is fresh; and with 2% of that locked in the polar ice caps it means only 1% of the world’s water is available to drink.
• If you feel tired or have a headache, it could mean you need to drink more water!
Updated 10:17 - 18 Dec 2017 by Tom Bulmer