West Lothian pupils encouraged to stay hydrated back at school

Parents in West Lothian are being urged to give their kids an early lesson on the importance of keeping healthy and hydrated as part of their long-awaited return to school.

Tuesday, 11th August 2020, 11:22 am
Amanda Hamilton.

As part of a family’s daily school regime, it is recommended to fill a pupil’s water bottle at home before getting to classes.

The advice comes as Scottish Water continues to expand its ‘Your Water Your Life’ campaign which aims to encourage people to top up from the tap to benefit the environment, their health and their pocket.

Brian Lironi, director of corporate affairs at Scottish Water, said: ‘Your Water Your Life’ aims to highlight the importance water plays in the lives of people across Scotland.

“Every child needs to be aware of the benefits of a reusable water bottle – and of just how easy it is to use one to top up with tap water and so continue to enjoy the benefits of our nation’s greatest natural asset.

“We’d always encourage parents and children to make sure they have a water bottle included as a key part of their back-to-school planning, in the same way as sorting out new trainers or a school bag.”

To encourage people to stay hydrated on the go, a network of Top up Taps is being installed by Scottish Water throughout the country. Nearly 30 taps are already sited – the first one being outside the Scottish Parliament – and the aim is to have 70 taps installed at public spaces by March 2021.

Find out more at: www.yourwateryourlife.co.uk/