Campaigns

Our curriculum-linked campaigns are the most popular feature of the Pod. They get the whole school working together and inspired to take action. They can also be led by students, which is an essential criterion for an Eco-School Award.

We have lots of resources to make taking part easy, fun, impactful and rewarding.

Recycle to Read 2022-23

Get free books for your school in return for recycling!

Recycle to Read is a fun and rewarding campaign for primary schools that promotes care for the environment through reuse and recycling, whilst supporting children’s literacy.

Why get involved?

Empower your pupils to make a difference. By collecting used batteries, broken or unwanted toys and textiles for reuse and recycling, they will learn about the importance of responsible consumption and your school will benefit from book rewards.

Why sign up now?:

  • Get discounts on a wide range of books from Harper Collins
  • Earn book vouchers and win fantastic book prizes!
  • Care for the environment through waste reduction, reuse, and recycling
  • Be part of a bigger movement to help the planet
  • Help to make history! Recycle to Read is a pioneering new campaign helping to revolutionise toy recycling and create a circular economy solution for hard-to-recycle items!
  • Get free environmental education resources

Please note: If you were on last year’s waiting list, you will be contacted shortly regarding your priority place and opportunities to participate in this year’s campaign. 

677 Schools/groups have already signed up
4 Local Authorities have already signed up

Waste Week 2023

Waste Week takes place 6-12 March. This year’s campaign is all about toy and game re-use.

We want to teach young people the importance ‘re-use’ plays in protecting the environment. And to encourage them to give and find new homes for unwanted things, rather than throwing them away or buying something new.

To help them understand this, we’re making toy and game re-use the topic for Waste Week 2023.

Sign up to Waste Week today 

We’re developing lots of new resources for your campaign, including curriculum-inspired activities that promote re-use, an assembly presentation, new film and pledges.

Plus: we have a limited number of campaign packs available, including: posters, certificates, and tips on how to run an exciting and impactful campaign in your school. Sign up now to reserve yours!

Don’t miss out – sign up and reserve your free pack today.

126 Schools/groups have already signed up

What's Under Your Feet? 2022/23

Help scientists at the British Trust for Ornithology understand the relationship between climate, the availability of invertebrates and how this impacts UK bird numbers and their migration patterns.

It’s easy to take part and children will love being citizen scientists and working outside of the classroom. 

What do you need to do?

  1. Sign up to take part 
  2. Conduct a dig and soil/invertebrate survey in October, March and June*
  3. Upload your data to the Pod here 

Download all the resources you need, including; lesson plan, assembly, information pack and short instructional films. 

Find the Invertebrate Survey Recording Sheet here. 

*You can take part in any or all of the digs, but the scientists need as much data as possible.

306 Schools/groups have already signed up
1 Local Authorities have already signed up