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One of the ways in which the Pod rewards schools is by awarding
them with activity medals and certificates.
Pod medals are tracked on our medal table and reflect the impact
your activity has made e.g. how much energy or waste has been saved
and also the number and type of blogs that have been posted. A
lessons learned report is required to win one of our top medals
For a limited time, as well as appearing on our medal table,
winners will be sent areal medal for their
school and a set of pin badges for the
There are three kinds of medal:
This approach was inspired by EDF Energy's position as
sustainability partner of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic
To win a silver medal you will need to:
1) complete the activities start and end audit
2) make energy, water, waste or carbon savings in your school
(apart from Bug Hotel, Energy Mix and Climate Science
3) post regular blogs in different formats e.g. written, photos
The number and type of blogs you upload as well as whether or
not you post a lessons learned report will influence the medal you
win. Savings are a factor in medal judging in most activities so
you will need to complete the start and end audit.
An example of a silver activity medal award:
To win a gold medal, you will need to
1) complete the activities start and end audits
2) make some good energy, carbon, water or waste savings in your
3) post regular blogs in different formats
4) post a lessons learned blog.
The savings you make and the number and type of blogs that you
post, influence the medal you will win
An example of a gold activity medal award:
To win a bronze medal, you will need to:
2) blog about the activity.
The savings you make and the type and number of blogs that you
post, influence the type of medal that you win for most activities.
Savings are not calculated for Bug Hotel, Energy Mix and our
Climate Science activities
An example of a bronze activity medal award:
You will lay the foundations for other pupils to make even
greater savings and the opportunity to win silver or gold
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The Pod are delighted to award St Winnings Primary School a
special achievement award.