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.

Switch Off Fortnight 2018

Take part in Switch Off Fortnight this November - choose the two weeks in the month that suit your school.

Switch Off Fortnight - our flagship campaign is:

  • a curriculum-linked activity that gets the whole school working together
  • fun - teachers tell us students really enjoy being part of it
  • rewarding - we give you certificates to help you reward students
  • A great way to reduce your schools costs - the median energy saving achieved in 2017 was 10%!
  • measurable and tangible - we have audit forms to help you measure the impact of your campaign
  • easy to run - we have all the resources you'll need. Best of all its actually designed to be led by students!
  • PLUS...we've worked with Eco-Schools to make sure it can help you achieve a bronze, silver of even a green flag award.  

424 Schools/groups have already signed up

What's Under Your Feet? 2017/18

We've completed all three invertebrate survey digs for the campaign year (October 2017 to June 2018) and the data entry facility is now closed. 

A big thank you to everyone who took part we hope you found it a valuable learning experience.

The data you captured has been sent to the scientists at the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO). They'll be analysing it over the coming months to understand the relationship between climate, the availability of invertebrates and how this impacts UK bird numbers and their migration patterns. 

We're agreeing the dates of the next digs for autumn 2018 to summer 2019, so watch this space - we'd love your school to be involved! Look out for an email or post in early in the autumn term to announce the opening of this next campaign, or come back to the Pod to check - we'll have all sorts of resources to help you plan your 2018/2019 lessons.  

1046 Schools/groups have already signed up

Waste Week 2018

Waste Week 2018 was celebrated by the Pod in March this year - but you can run yours whenever suits you

Over 1800 schools and groups took part in this exciting, informative and topical campaign to help raise awareness of this issue and reduce waste at school.

This campaign is now closed but you can still access all of our waste resources here

1813 Schools/groups have already signed up

Helping Hands

Runs all year round

This campaign aims to get young people to see the real and positive changes they can make by connecting with their local community.

Sign up to take part and access all campaign resources.

1279 Schools/groups 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.

The Pod Community

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