Category Archives: Water Education

WoW Schools Outreach workshops

2019:
World of Water returned to do six school workshops at Court of Noke prior to the Spring Greens Fair weekend 2019. As the theme of the Fair was Air, we arranged a big onsite clue hunt with clues ranging from the weight of rain clouds, the watery origins of crude oil and the harvesting of green crude for air travel.

2018:
The H20bservatory was full of WaterWatchers at Spring Greens Fair this year as nine  schools took part in four workshops (Yoga, Lexicons, Food miles and Recycling) designed to explore the world ahead for ‘The Next Generation’

World of Water was one of the sponsors for this year’s workshops and we designed and created specially themed take-home packs for further study. Grant, our co-founder, volunteered to be ‘Artist-in-Residence’ and produced a series of infographics for the organisers during workshops on Yoga, Lexicons, Food miles and Recycling.

2017:
WoW created the first take-back-to-school education packs for Spring Greens Fair School Days which included samples of construction materials through the ages along with drawings and photographs to support further school work on the theme of the Fair – ‘The Idealistic Home’

You can support our charity’s Schools Outreach Programme by making a donation. Please contact us for a giftaid form if you are a UK tax payer as the extra giftaid help is much valued. Thank you.

Recent WoW Library additions

Our charity holds a useful collection of reference books. Most of these are on some water related subject like ‘Getting Food from Water’ by Gene Logsdon [ Pub.Rodale Press 1978. ISBN: 0-87857-232-5 ] but we also have books of literature and specialist books on the arts and design.

“I’ve browsed many book collections as a volunteer librarian but never found one like this – so full of unexpected delights”  (R.C. HelpX Volunteer 2012)

On the Shelves Examples:

‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ by Samuel Taylor Coleridge [ Illus. and typography by Eric Saxton. Prod. at the College of Technology, School of Art, Oxford. 1958. Donated to World of Water by Eva Jesse, Manager, Newman Mobray Books, Oxford ]
and
‘The Rime of the Modern Mariner’ by Nick Hayes (Donated to our library by the publisher, Jonathan Cape and presented to us during the Coleridge in Wales Tour by Richard Parry)

‘The Land of Britain – its use and misuse’ [ 3rd Edn.] by L. Dudley Stamp [ Pub. Longmans, Green & Co Ltd. 1962 ]

‘Jazzways’ Edited by George S. Rosenthal & Frank Zachary [Pub. Musicians Press Ltd. London. 1947 ]

‘Sexism in Children’s Books’ Edited by the Children’s Rights Workshop. Pub.by Writers and Readers Publishing Cooperative. 1976. pp60. Paperback.

‘Hydroponics – Food without Soil’ ( A Journal of Experiments 1938 to 1940)  by C. Isabel Hilyer [ Pub. Penguin Books Ltd. 1940 ]

‘Modern Sacred Art And The Church Of Assy’ by William S. Rubin [ Pub. Columbia University Press 1961 ]

‘The Development of the Theatre’ by Allardyce Nicoll [ 3rd Edn. ]  [ Pub. George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.  1948 ]

‘The Water We Use’ by Brian & Mary Holmes [Pub. Methuen & Co Ltd. 1966 ]

‘Storyquest’ Project by Kate Norgate. An ‘Arts & Kids Creation’ (Book on loan from Chris Glynn.


Appeal

Do you have some books, specifically on the subject of water, that you feel would help the studies of our international student volunteers? If so, please let us know. Thank you.


* H.o.B.B. stands for ‘Home of BookBod’ so you can imagine that there are books here being carefully stored, repaired, loved, illustrated and written.