St Mary’s is taking part in the Pod’s Switch Off Fortnight campaign in November, which is sponsored by EDF Energy this year. More than 1,500 schools across the UK (and beyond) are joining in to take action and to change the way they use energy.
The Eco Council had another meeting to discuss ways in which the school could save energy, money and the environment.
Over the fortnight, the children will explore different energy sources, debate which ones should be used to power the UK and learn about the actions we can all take to use this important resource in a way that minimises the impact on the environment
On a practical level, the Eco-Council will focus on saving energy at school by running an energy audit and identifying where energy is wasted. The main aim of Switch Off Fortnight is to inspire long-term behaviour change and to help people understand the actions they can take to use energy efficiently.
The campaign is fun for the children, whilst sparking energy saving behavior and making a real difference to their school’s energy bill. They also tell us that it’s a great way to get parents involved saving energy at home too.