A Balham primary school has been crowned winner of a water conservation program at a celebratory event at City Hall.

Telferscot Primary School took part in the three-month long H2O Heroes program, which saw 197 pupils from eight schools showcase their campaigns encouraging people to save water.

The school’s pupils impressed the judges with their amazing outreach not only to the school, but also to families, who were sent ‘water passports, and another local primary school.

The judging panel consisted of representatives from the Greater London Authority, Thames Water, and environmental charity, Global Action Plan.

The group of 30 Year 3-6 students will be rewarded for their win with a trip to a Thames Water’s Reservoir and will get to write and make their own film, which will be professionally filmed.

Luke Wynne, Head of Schools and Youth at Global Action Plan, said, “It is always exciting to see so many H2O Heroes showcasing their hard work at our annual Celebration Event.

“Over the 5-years that H2O Heroes has been running, we’ve saved enough water to fill 1.5 Olympic size swimming pools. This is a huge amount of water – and the savings are down to the hard work, innovation and dedication of the students and teachers involved.

“This year, students have been promoting water-saving to their schools, families and local communities in a number of exciting ways – from fixing tripping taps for other year groups in their school and visiting neighbouring schools to talk about water-saving, to raising money for a rain-catching water butt through a cake-sale.”