Tunnelworks

Tunnelworks is an exciting new series of teaching and learning resources that brings the curriculum to life through study of the Thames Tideway Tunnel project, a major new sewer that will help protect the River Thames from increasing pollution. 

The Thames Tideway Tunnel

An average of 39 million tonnes of untreated sewage overflows into the River Thames each year from London's Victorian sewerage system. 


The Thames Tideway Tunnel is a major new sewer, that will help tackle the problem of overflows from the capital's Victorian sewers and will protect the River Thames from increasing pollution for at least the next 100 years.

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View a sample video from KS3 Science.


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