Switch Off Fortnight
Celebrate saving energy with Switch Off Fortnight
18 November - 1 December 2013
Thousands of schools take part in our Switch Off Fortnight
campaign every year, some reporting savings of 20% on their energy
The campaign is an excellent way to teach students about the
energy issues impacting our country and the importance of using
energy efficiently. It is deliberately timed for the start of the
darker and colder months when we start to use more heating and
lighting, but if you can't do these dates or you want to run
another campaign to remind everyone to keep up the good work it can
be done at any time.
Here's what schools who took part in Switch Off Fortnight 2012
had to say
"The eco monitors felt very important not only checking the
rooms for light being left on but catching any teachers
Chris Cook, Hudson Primary
"We all wore our stickers, which helped to unify us in our
campaign. We used the posters around the school to promote Switch
Off Fortnight. Children responsible for switching off lights and
checking around the school were given the badges and this gave them
status. We printed off the pledges, which the children wrote on and
displayed around the school. They also took home the energy
detective sheets and this involved their families.
We are planning to re-visit these, to see if we are
all maintaining our good habits."
Sue Lenihan, Broadmead Primary School
"We have been using the campaign for the past few years.
Good resources made available for use, plus helps with focus
ECO-group activities also. Really delighted with assistance such
campaigns give us at Secondary level."
Les Hendron, Stewarton Academy
"The Eco Team started with a secret audit of the whole
school to see what was being wasted. Then the team presented
an energy assembly to the whole school on the importance of saving
energy. We put up posters and reminders throughout the school,
gave out stickers and badges to rewards those switching
off. We carried out audits throughout the fortnight and found
that classes were saving more energy. We look forward to
seeing how much we have saved!"
Elaine Powell, Gorsley Goffs Primary School
"We really enjoy taking part in Switch Off Fortnight. It's a
great way to involve the whole school and our families."
Jenny Earp, Coleshill School
Sign up to Switch Off Fortnight
2013 now and get it in the school calendar!