Crawley Town Football Club helps create water-saving video

Take One Productions and Crawley Town FC visit Northolmes Junior School to teach pupils about water conservation.
Take One Productions and Crawley Town FC visit Northolmes Junior School to teach pupils about water conservation.

Crawley Town Football Club has helped create a film to raise awareness about water conservation pitched to school pupils in Crawley and Horsham.

Working with Take One Productions and Northolmes Junior School, both based in Horsham, they produced a short educational video for use in the area.

The video is presented by two ten-year-old children, Dan and Juliet, who interview representatives from Southern Water and Crawley Town.

Dave Francis, head of community at Crawley Town, said: “We aim to visit at least 20 schools before Christmas, holding a series of workshops and building from there.

“The video will be shown and theory behind it will be explored in the first of two sessions, followed up in the second by an opportunity to receive football coaching.”

Year 6 pupils at the Northolmes also enjoyed an interactive session with Steve Leake, academy and youth administrator for Crawley Town, where they explored water wastage when brushing their teeth.

Pupils found that by switching the tap off they could save almost eight litres of water.

Carrie Cort, marketing director of Take One Productions, explained: “It’s so simple to save 50 litres benefiting both our purses and the planet. This is a fantastic initiative, the children were really engaged in the session.”

The initiative is sponsored by Southern Water and the Sussex Community Foundation, set up in 2010.

For more information visit www.takeoneproductions.co.uk/clients/case-studies