THIRTY BBC staff lapped up an online guide to drinking water funded by taxpayers. Critics blasted the hour-long webinar, titled Hydration, as "pointless and patronising". The event was among several courses aimed at supporting workers' mental and physical health. A description emailed to staff said: "Attending this webinar will help you identify the importance of being fully hydrated and find practical ways to achieve this state every day. "It will help you understand how being fully hydrated will improve health, wellbeing and performance." A Freedom of Information request revealed 30 staff took part but the BBC did not divulge the cost of the course. ‘UTTERLY POINTLESS’ Critic Robin Aitken, who worked for the BBC for 25 years, said: "It's absolute madness, utterly pointless and incredibly patronising." John O'Connell, of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: "The BBC has been caught pouring taxpayers' money down the drain yet again." The Sun revealed last month that staff were being offered the course . An insider added: "Everyone had a good laugh about it, so in that sense maybe it did boost our mental health. Most read in News Breaking GAGA HORROR Lady Gaga's dog walker 'shot 4 times in chest as thieves steal star's… Read full this story
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