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 it's 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 or even a green flag award.  

Please note that all the campaign packs have now gone. You can still download lots of resources including posters to help you make your campaign a huge success.

1803 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… there will be fascinating facts, interesting infographics, whole school activities, prize draws and much more… sign up today to secure your free campaign pack – hurry as stocks are limited!

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 and stickers 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.  

Although plastic is our chosen theme - we’ve got a huge range of resources on other waste topics including food & packaging, WEEE, Upcycling and more

336 Schools/groups have already signed up

What's Under Your Feet? 2018/19

Our exciting citizen science campaign is back for another year! 

We’re calling on schools across the UK to tell us what’s living in the soil beneath their playing fields or local green space for an important scientific study for the British Trust for Ornithology. It’s easy to take part and children will love being citizen scientists and working outside of the classroom.

What do we need you 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

We’ve got all the resources you need including a short instructional video and quick guide to help you get organised.

Why take part?
It's an exciting and engaging curriculum-linked activity, that requires minimal preparation. 

* This year you can take part at any time during October, March or June. The scientists would like as much data as possible, but don't worry if you can only complete one dig - it's still an important contribution. 

330 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.

1376 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.

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