Getting to green with Switch Off Fortnight 20 November - 3 December 2017
Wherever you are in your Eco-Schools journey – from newly registered to multiple Green Flags – getting involved in a whole school campaign can help you along the way.
Being part of a national campaign, at the same time as hundreds of other schools all across the country is a great boost to your students. (And the money your Eco-Committee can save the school, through some very simple changes, will make your senior managers smile.)
Switch-Off Fortnight, now in its nineth year, is run by our friends at the Pod. In addition to their national campaigns, the Pod offer a whole range of curriculum-linked resources, assemblies, downloads and interactives, which you can use to help make your role a little easier.
Just register (for free) to browse and access all they have to offer. The first 2,500 schools to register for the campaign will receive a free campaign pack in the post.
If your school is already signed up for, or tempted to join, Switch-Off Fortnight then read on to see how the campaign can help you along your Eco-Schools journey.
Getting to Bronze
The campaign is something for your new Eco-Committee to get stuck into. And with everything you need to run the campaign being provided, it’s great for new Eco-Coordinators too. Signing up for the campaign could be the first action in your new action plan. Find out more about the Bronze criteria.
Getting to Silver
Taking part in the campaign will allow you to do some great age-appropriate energy monitoring – it could be recording energy usage or simply counting the numbers of lights left on. It’s also a great way to get your whole school involved – why not kick off the campaign with an assembly. And with the Pod’s resources having clear links to the curriculum, you’ll be able to see how your work links in. Find out more about the Silver criteria.
Getting to Green Flag
Why not make Energy one of the topics you work on for your next Green Flag? Switch-Off Fortnight is a great way to get started. And as we know how much students enjoy the campaign, it’s a great thing for them to talk about in their Green Flag assessment. Find out more about your Green Flag application.