Just through simple changes in behaviour, schools have found that a 10% reduction in energy usage can be achieved quickly and easily. In fact, Eco-Schools save on average around £3,364 on their energy bill!  Many energy-saving actions can be undertaken or monitored by the Eco-Committee and wider student body, while the science behind it can be studied in the classroom.

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Project idea— Take part in Switch Off Fortnight 2017 to help achieve your Eco-Schools award!

EDF Energy’s sustainable schools programme, the Pod, is running its nationwide energy saving campaign Switch Off Fortnight between 20th November – 3rd December 2017!

The first 2,500 schools to sign up receive a free bumper energy pack full of posters, stickers, certificates and keyrings to help students take the lead, plus there is a whole range of curriculum linked resources on the Pod- STEP 6.

There’s an Energy Audit too – so students can measure your schools energy usage before and after, to hopefully see what savings have been made- STEP 4 covered too!

Plus for letting us know you’re taking part, we’ll enter you into a prize draw to win a fantastic model renewable energy kit for your school*!

Join in today  with over 1900 other schools across the UK, and get your whole school involved in learning about energy efficiency, whilst contributing towards your Eco-Schools award.

*terms and conditions apply

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Energy Topic Sponsor: EDF Energy’s The Pod

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* Please note, Energy is no longer a compulsory topic on Eco-Schools.

Primary School Resources

Primary school children can begin to explore how energy can be converted into electricity and heating and how different energy sources have different impacts on Climate Change.


Interactive Eco-School

You can find a greener version of pretty much everything your school uses; pencils, carpets, uniforms, energy. Here you can investigate how you can ‘green’ your school

Interactive Eco-School