Switch Off Fortnight 2016

Each year we use November as a celebration of the energy topic. This year, between the 14th and 27th November we are calling schools across the country to take part in Switch Off Fortnight our national energy saving campaign.

1396 Schools/groups are joining in

8 Local authorities are joining in

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What you need to know about Switch Off Fortnight

Why take part?

It fits in really well with lessons across the curriculum, Plus, teachers tell us:

  • - it's simple to organise
  • - fun for students
  • - something the whole school can get involved with
  • - plus it's a way to connect with parents and the local community

Switch Off Fortnight is a good way to cut your school's energy bills. It can be led by a group of students and is designed to help you achieve an eco-school award.

It's completely up to you how involved you want to get - you could run a full fortnight of activities or simply introduce the topic with an assembly.

We have lots of ideas and resources to help, whatever you decide to do;

  • - lesson plans
  • - factsheets
  • - presentations
  • - games
  • - quick activities
  • - films and more.
  • Remember to tell us you'll be joining in...Young people love being part of something big!

    It's only by telling us you're taking part that we can show the scale of the campaign, so as an incentive we'll send the first 2500 schools and groups a Switch Off Fortnight pack in the post. We'll also notify you about new resources we launch.

    Testimonials from last year's Energy campaign

    "It was well thought out, fun and interesting to the children. They wanted to find out more and the resources helped them."

    "We loved the way it inspired the children to think about where energy came from and what they could do to save it."

    "Exciting activities that all could be involved in especially the lesson plans across all subjects. We did some in STEM club too, calculating how much they could power etc."