Toilet training

2nd February 2007 at 00:00
Lessons are literally going down the toilet as part of a new project linked to Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry.

Pupils from St Gabriel's RC high and specialist science college in Bury worked with the museum to produce an exhibition called Bugs in the Bathroom, which takes a light-hearted look at the history of Manchester's waste water systems. It also investigates the transport of water and diseases such as typhoid and cholera, which are associated with contaminated water supplies.

Pupils have produced online information to coincide with the museum's permanent exhibition which recreates a Manchester sewer, including the sights and smells.

Helen Mather, a teacher at St Gabriel's, said: "The students got a lot out of seeing how different specialisms within the museum came together to make something happen."


Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today