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 2021-22

Get free books for your school in return for recycling tech and toys!

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

Why get involved?

Empower your pupils to make a difference by collecting unwanted toys and tech in this exciting whole school campaign:

  • Receive books in return for reusing and recycling
  • Access free curriculum-linked environmental education resources
  • 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 circular economy solution for plastic toys and creating a new recycling infrastructure that didn’t exist before

Please note: We have now filled all available places for our autumn term collections. You can still sign up to the campaign, and we will put your school on our priority waiting list for a spring or summer term (2022) collection

296 Schools/groups have already signed up
3 Local Authorities have already signed up

Switch Off Fortnight 2021

Join in a very special Switch Off Fortnight in 2021, brought to you in partnership with Energy Saving Trust.

This year, our hugely popular energy-saving campaign coincides with COP 26 – the UN convention on climate change – which is taking place in the UK for the first time.

Switch Off Fortnight 2021 (8-21 November) is an opportunity to engage young people in the issues being debated and learn about the small steps they can take in their own lives to help us collectively tackle the climate emergency.

Sign up today to be part of the movement and to reserve your free campaign pack*.

*There are a limited number available and these will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

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

What's Under Your Feet? 2020/21

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.

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

Waste Week 2021

We’re cooking up a storm this Waste Week! Join hundreds of other young people from 8 to 14 March in tackling the BIG problem of food waste.

We’ve adapted our campaign so that students can part in Waste Week whether they’re at home or in school – and, most importantly, still have lots of fun*.

This year, everyone who takes part will receive an online activity pack. Sign up today to get your food waste-themed resources.

Plus: we’re launching the Great Busta Bake competition! Join in with Waste Week to enter – the winners’ recipes will be included in a new Busta Cookbook and the school with the most participants will also receive a special prize.

*Don't worry...if it's too busy the week of the 8 March with students returning to school, you can run Waste Week afterwards. The Great Busta Bake competition doesn't close until Friday 26 March.

676 Schools/groups have already signed up
10 Local Authorities have already signed up