Otto the Otter helps eager beavers learn about saving water
08th August 2014
A HAND puppet called 'Otto the Otter' played a starring role when Hampshire beaver scouts learned about the importance of saving water and looking after the environment.
Youngsters with the Milford and Keyhaven group had a short talk from Otto's 'handler' David Harrison of Sembcorp Bournemouth Water (SBW).
The beavers, aged six to eight years, then took part in several water-saving experiments involving the use of barrels and taps.
SBW also presented the youngsters with water-saving packs and a booklet highlighting the importance of using water wisely.
Beavers group leader Rachel Wilkins, who is a self-employed plumber, said the session had been both informative and entertaining.
"We're very grateful to Sembcorp Bournemouth Water. Our beavers learned a lot and also had great fun seeing for themselves how to save water," she added.
Roger Harrington, Sembcorp Bournemouth Water's Managing Director, said, "Educating children is very rewarding – they are quick to learn, ready to adapt, and take what they learn home with them. They also remind us that learning can be fun!”
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