SIX schools teamed up to work on a pilot project exploring water quality issues.

Teaching staff and students from Evesham High School, Simon de Montfort and Pershore High School were among those carrying out fieldwork to assess the water quality of Worcestershire brooks.

As part of the Our Water Our Future project, they looked at both water chemistry and the range of living things in the water, from worms to eels.

Within the European Union’s Water Framework Directive all water catchments across the country must be graded ‘Good’ by 2015.

Their efforts were supported by the Environment Agency, Worcestershire County Council, Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, the University of Worcester, Bishops Wood Centre, the Open Air Laboratories Network (OPAL) and local farmers.