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.

Share your energy topic work here


Project Idea: The Pod

Switch off Fortnight 2017 might be over but you can still continue your great work; ask your Eco-Committee to consider, do they really need to ‘switch on’ again or for as long?  If you collected data during #SOF2017 it can be included in
STEP 4 Monitoring and Evaluating, so make sure you share and display on your Eco-Board ready for your Green Flag application.

Didn’t take part in Switch off Fortnight 2017?  To find out more about The Pod and how they can help your Eco-School, you’ll need to register, it’s easy to do and free of charge.

Visit our Energy Pinterest for more ideas

Energy Topic Sponsor: EDF Energy’s The Pod

See our full range of Energy Partners who can help your school with this topic

* 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