Switch it off... At School
'This year, Switch it Off week for schools will begin with
the secret energy check week Monday, November 21 - Friday,
November 25 followed by Switch it Off week Monday, November 28 -
Friday, December 2 2011'.
How can your school get involved?
It is recommended that Switch it Off week is the start of a
longer focus on energy within the school, and that it now ties in
directly with the national campaign organised through The
Please follow this link to see the Switch it Off guidance for
Schools (PDF 90 KB).
It includes details to help you:
Free resources to help encourage energy saving at your
Switch It Off poster (PDF 196 KB) for use in your school
Switch it Off sticker for use in your school
Good Practice Guidance from the Cabon Trust
You can also order free posters and stickers from the Carbon Trust
(search the Publications section)
Previous Switch it Off projects
Poetry and letter writing 2009
'The Carbon Creature and other poems' was produced following a
Switch it Off week poetry competition for Worcestershire and
Warwickshire schools. All poems provide an insight into
children and young people's views on climate change in the run up
to the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December
2009. Many of the children also wrote letters to their local
MP, to voice their concerns about climate change and the
environmental problems their generation is likely to face
over their lifetime. The poetry book was supported by The Pod, EDF Energy's programme
for promoting sustainability in schools. The project also
contributed to schools work on the international Eco Schools Award programme
and to the delivery of the English curriculum.
The Energy Awards 2008/09
The Energy Awards were launched during Switch it Off week
2008. Schools across Worcestershire were asked to try to make
energy savings over a 6 month period. Further
information can be found via Learning for Sustainability.
Universally Challenged 2008
As an extension to Switch It Off Week, year 8 pupils from
schools across the county were invited to take part in Universally
Each school were asked to provide a team of four to take part in
the environmental quiz. The Worcestershire heat was won
by The Chantry High School.
They then went on to represent the county at the regional
competition against schools from Warwickshire and Coventry, where
we can proudly say they came out on top!
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This page was last reviewed 30 July 2013 at 14:40.
The page is next due for review 26 January 2015.