Switch Off Fortnight 2017

Runs between 20/11/17 and 03/12/17

Now in its ninth year, Switch Off Fortnight provides teachers with curriculum-linked resources that get the whole school working together on a fun and rewarding activity which can help you achieve an Eco Schools Award. 

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Why take part?

It fits in really well with lessons across the curriculum, Plus, teachers tell us:

  • It's simple to organise
  • Fun for students
  • Something the whole school can get involved with
  • Plus it's a way to connect with parents and the local community 

Switch Off Fortnight is a good way to cut your school's energy bills. It can be led by a group of students and is designed to help you achieve an eco-school award.

It's completely up to you how involved you want to get - you could run a full fortnight of activities or simply introduce the topic with an assembly.

We have lots of ideas and resources to help, whatever you decide to do:

  • Lesson plans
  • Factsheets
  • Presentations
  • Games
  • Quick activities
  • Films and more

Remember to tell us you'll be joining in...Young people love being part of something big!

It's only by telling us you're taking part that we can show the scale of the campaign, so as an incentive we'll send the first 2500 schools and groups a Switch Off Fortnight pack in the post including posters, stickers, certificates and keyrings! We'll also notify you about new resources we launch.

Testimonials from previous Energy campaigns


"It was well thought out, fun and interesting to the children. They wanted to find out more and the resources helped them."

"We loved the way it inspired the children to think about where energy came from and what they could do to save it."

"Exciting activities that all could be involved in especially the lesson plans across all subjects. We did some in STEM club too, calculating how much they could power etc."

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