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.

Switch Off Fortnight 2022

Join in Switch Off Fortnight 2022 to find out how your school can inspire students to save energy at school and home, and help tackle climate change.

We are inviting all schools to use the Pod Energy Saving Dashboard so students can actively measure their school’s energy savings and greenhouse gas emissions during Switch Off Fortnight!

Switch Off Fortnight 2022 takes place 14-27 November. Download posters, infographics, fact packs, assemblieshomework sheets and other curriculum-linked resources to engage young people in the energy crisis – while giving them practical tips and advice on how they can help their school and families cut back on their energy use.

1659 Schools/groups have already signed up
9 Local Authorities have already signed up

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 unwanted textiles, toys, tech and batteries in this exciting whole school campaign:

  • Receive books in return for recycling unwanted textiles and old batteries
  • 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 recycling and create a circular economy solution for hard-to-recycle items!
  • Get free curriculum-linked environmental education resources

Coming soon! Receive book rewards when your school community takes their broken plastic toys and tech to selected retailers for recycling.

Please note: If you were on last year’s waiting list, you will shortly be offered a place to take part in this year’s campaign.

We are taking registrations for schools that would like to sign up to be contacted as soon as places come available in the academic year 2022-23.

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

Waste Week 2023

Join in the world’s biggest toy swap this Waste Week!

Waste Week takes place 6-12 March and this year’s campaign is all about toy reuse and recycling. We’re inviting the nation’s young people to join us in the Big Toy Swap and help us find new homes for their old toys.

Sign up today to help the planet and make your school a record breaker!

We have a limited number of campaign packs available, including: tips and advice on how to run your Big Toy Swap, posters and more so sign up now to reserve yours!

PLUS: we have a huge range of supporting learning resources: from a new series of Busta films to curriculum-linked lesson plans, homework activities, assembly and fact files.

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

61 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.

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