Leaving electronic devices on standby can waste a lot of
energy. Why not try to cut down on your school's energy use by
turning off any gadgets that are left on standby. It may reduce
your electricity bill too.
Saying goodbye to standby is a great way to get students
involved and interested in saving energy. They will soon get into
the habit of turning devices off - and reminding teachers to as
Your step-by-step guide to getting started and
all the resources you need are below.
There are opportunities to use this activity when teaching these
England: Citizenship, English, Geography
Scotland: Numeracy and maths, Literacy and
English, Social studies, Technologies, Health and wellbeing
Wales: Maths, English, PSE
Northern Ireland: Maths and Numeracy, Language
and Literacy, Geography, Local and Global Citizenship
For more information, see the curriculum guide.
Use these resources to help plan and complete the activity:
How other schools did it:
How you can
win a medal
When you finish an activity we use your start and end audits to
count your activities and measure any savings you make. You can
track your savings using your school's pod-o-meters.
Students, why not take a look at the Pod’s ezine; its packed full of interesting facts, films activities competitions and more. Plus teachers, there is a section at the back for you too!
The Pod are delighted to award St Winnings Primary School a
special achievement award.