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.

Water Week

Sign up for Water Week (3-9 June 2024)

We’re excited to launch our newest campaign: Water Week 2024!

This is a fantastic opportunity to join other schools all over the UK in learning, celebrating and taking action to protect this precious natural resource.

Why sign up?

🌊 Receive a free campaign pack (versions available for Key Stages 1-4)
🌊 Access a curated programme of science, storytelling and sustainability activities
🌊 Find out about roadshow events taking place near you
🌊 Be part of a nationwide youth movement that’s aligned to the United Nations Water Action Decade

We will be announcing the full plans for Water Week – including some top secret partners and exciting new content – very soon!

Water Week marks the beginning of six months of activities to tackle water pollution, so don’t worry if you can’t take part on 3-9 June. Just pick a time in the summer term that works best for your school.

Sign up now to be the first to hear about what’s coming up and to reserve your free campaign pack.

45 Schools/groups have already signed up

Recycle to Read Toys

Want to get free books for your school? Join in Recycle to Read Toys!

This groundbreaking scheme rewards your school for collecting usable toys in need of a new home.

We’ll give you £200 book vouchers for every tonne of toys your school collects (20p per kilo) – and there’s no limit to how much you can collect.

The book vouchers can be spent on a huge range of fiction and non-fiction books in the HarperCollins Recycle to Read book catalogue.

The scheme is open to all Primary schools in England and Wales, and collections are booked on a first come, first served basis.

Sign up to book your first collection and download your supporting resources.

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

Recycle to Read Batteries

Get free book rewards for your school in return for recycling old batteries.

Did you know…

  • More than 600 million batteries are thrown away in the UK each year!
  • Used batteries can leak harmful substances into the environment.
  • Rare and hard to mine metals are used in the production of batteries.

Recycling batteries can recover these metals, so that they can be made into new batteries and lots of other things!

Sign up to collect used household batteries and help teach children the importance of responsible consumption. Plus, you will get exclusive discounts on books, you could win book rewards for your school and we have pupil prizes to give away too!

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

Recycle to Read Textiles

Get book rewards for your school in return for collecting textiles for recycling!

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

Why sign up?

  • Your school will earn £300 worth of book vouchers for every tonne of textiles collected.
  • Your school will get an exclusive discount on a huge range of books at Harper Collins.
  • It’s a fantastic way to highlight the importance of responsible consumption and the role of recycling.
  • Collecting textiles for reuse and recycling, helps children feel empowered to make a positive difference.

Plus, we have lots of educational resources for you to download, which help children learn about the importance of reuse and recycling.

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

What's Under Your Feet? 2023/24

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.

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

Switch Off Fortnight 2024

Join in Switch Off Fortnight 2024 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 – or continue throughout the school year!

Switch Off Fortnight 2024 takes place 11-24 November.

5 Schools/groups have already signed up

Waste Week 2025

Join in Waste Week 2025 to find out how your school can inspire students to save waste at school and home, and help tackle climate change.

We are inviting all schools to dedicate a week to waste; what it is, how it connects with climate change and what everyone can do about it.

Waste Week 2025 takes place 3-9 March.

3 Schools/groups have already signed up