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. Join in and put your school on our campaign map.

What's Under Your Feet? 2018/19

Our exciting citizen science campaign is back for another year! 

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 June*
  3. Upload your data to the Pod here 

Already got your lesson plan, assembly and information pack? Find the Invertebrate Survey Sheet here. 

*Prize Draw* Schools who submit data for any of the digs in WUYF 2018/19 will be entered to win a camera nest box and other goodies..! Find out more

*You can take part any time in June. 

702 Schools/groups have already signed up

Waste Week 2019

Take part in Waste Week, choose any week in March that suits your school.

The theme for 2019 is plastic waste! Discover the pros and cons of plastic…  we have fascinating facts, interesting infographics, whole school activities, prize draws and much more… 

Why sign up: 

We’ve got a variety of curriculum-linked activities, games and information to get the whole school working together
It’s fun! Teachers tell us students really enjoy being part of this national event
It’s rewarding – we’ll help you measure the impact of your campaign, plus we have certificates to help you reward students and recognise their achievements
It’s easy to run - we have all the resources you'll need. Best of all it's actually designed to be led by students!
It increases student’s awareness of this real-life issue and gives them ways in which to tackle it locally.

PLUS...we've worked with Eco-Schools to make sure it can help your school achieve a bronze, silver or even a green flag award.  

*Exciting update*All schools signed up to take part in Waste Week 2019 by 24 March will be entered into our prize draw! Find out more here.

1832 Schools/groups have already signed up
13 Local Authorities have already signed up

Mission World Wide Web

Take part in Mission World Wide Web at any time that suits your school!

The Pod has teamed up with award winning EdTech - Bright Little Labs, to create a curriculum-linked internet safety campaign for primary schools.

Go on a top secret mission with Detective Dot (a 9 year old coding whizz) to find out more about the World Wide Web and its natural equivalent - the Wood Wide Web! If that isn't exciting enough -  students have the opportunity to join the The Children's Intelligence Agency!* 

The activity includes a lesson plan, assembly PPT, information pack, activity sheets and top secret recruitment letter from the CIA*!

Plus - we have a limited number of Mission Resource Packs to give away to UK primary schools which include the Detective Dot book, stickers and CIA cards!*

Don't miss out... find out more and sign up for the mission!

359 Schools/groups have already signed up

Helping Hands

Runs until end of April 2019.

This campaign aims to get young people to see the real and positive changes they can make by connecting with their local community. It runs until end of April 2019.

Sign up to take part and access all campaign resources.

1366 Schools/groups have already signed up
6 Local Authorities have already signed up

Campaign Wall

See activity for all campaigns from the Pod team and other schools. You can also add your activity to the Campaign Wall by adding a blog from your account.

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