St John’s students celebrate Switch Off Fortnight to save energy in school

St John’s RC Primary has partnered with EDF Energy’s education programme The Pod to celebrate Switch Off Fortnight this November. More than 1,700 schools across the UK are joining in the action.

Over the fortnight, students will save energy by monitoring usage in class and following a class pledge. ECO reps will run an energy audit and identify where energy is wasted. The fortnight is designed to get young people to think about the ways they use energy, as well as sparking an early interest in science and engineering.

As part of the campaign, St John’s received a free Switch Off Fortnight pack including posters, stickers, keyring and certificates. ECO reps will be our Switch off monitors and will play a key role in making sure classes follow their pledges to save valuable energy in the school.

Robyn Thorn, EDF Energy’s Education Programme Manager said

“Switch off Fortnight, now in its ninth year is always very popular with both teachers and students. We’re always proud and delighted with the extremely positive feedback we get from teachers who tell us that the campaign is fun for students, whilst sparking energy saving behaviour and making a real difference to their school’s energy bill.”

At www.jointhepod.org schools can find lesson plans, games, and practical activities linked to the national curriculum as well as ‘take it home’ sheets so students can share what they have learnt about energy with their families.

For more information on EDF Energy’s The Pod, visit www.jointhepod.org and click on the Campaigns section.

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