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.  

Campaign packs are being sent out from 15th October. If you haven't received your pack please check with your school office. 

1535 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. 

296 Schools/groups have already signed up

Waste Week 2019

Sign up now to take part in Waste Week 2019 - pick any week in March that suits you. 

245 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.

1364 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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