The Big Switch Off
Schools can play a vital role in energy efficiency by passing the message to students as a part of their curriculum. The Sustainable Schools agenda also stress on energy as one of the doorways to education. The Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme also encourages reducing carbon emissions from energy use, where schools can make a big stride.
Schools use a lot of electricity for lighting and running computers and white boards. In last couple of year’s campaign we have witnessed that in many instances electricity is being wasted when not needed. For example, by taking part in the Energy Detective competition in 2009, the Thringstone Primary School manages to achieve a reduction of 38.58%. Schools can be a catalyst to bring the behavioural change and we have developed a Teaching Pack that helps you to do this. The Teaching Pack includes lesson plans, activity resources, energy saving super hero design competition, top tips and sources for further information.
You can download the complete Teaching Pack (.pdf file) or only interesting sections. Downloadable sections of the Teaching Pack:
- Campaign Introduction
- Information for Teachers
- Lesson Plan for KS1 and KS2
- Activity Resources
- Appliance Cards
- Electricity Photo Cards
- Electricity Cut and Stick
- Electricity Word Gaps
- Colouring In Template
- Energy Efficiency Quiz Questions
- Energy Efficiency Quiz Answers
- Fossil Fules Quiz Questions
- Fossil Fules Quiz Answers
- Teacher Answers/Notes
- Competition Details
- Superhero Template (KS1 to use only)
- Top Tips from the Energy Saving Trust
- Sources of Further Information
One of the easier ways to raise awareness and behavioural change is to cover a teaching session on the Big Switch Off using information in the teaching pack. Encourage students and staff to make an online pledge. You can also use tip of the day to remind students and staff to do their bit during the big switch off week.
Show your support for the Big Switch Off by adding our pledge logo to your email signature.
If you have a query, please send it to email@example.com.
Page Last Updated: 14 October 2010