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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 Pod.

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 school

right arrow maroon Download the Switch It Off poster (PDF 196 KB) for use in your school

right arrow maroon Download the 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 WinnersUniversally 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 Challenged.  

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!

Further Information

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See also in our website

External websites

  • Energy Saving Trust
    Learn more about being more energy efficient and save money around your home.
  • Climate Week
    The website of an event that happens a week every year to teach others about the risks of climate change
  • Department of Energy & Climate Change
    A website that includes different information on what the department is doing around the country to help make climate change better.
  • UK Climate Impacts Programme
    This website helps organisations to adapt to inevitable climate change.

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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.