Campaigns

Our curriculum-linked campaigns are the most popular feature of the Pod. They get the whole school working together and inspired to take action. They can also be led by students, which is an essential criterion for an Eco-School Award.

We have lots of resources to make taking part easy, fun, impactful and rewarding.

What's Under Your Feet? 2021/22

Help scientists at the British Trust for Ornithology understand the relationship between climate, the availability of invertebrates and how this impacts UK bird numbers and their migration patterns.

It’s easy to take part and children will love being citizen scientists and working outside of the classroom. 

What do you need to do?

  1. Sign up to take part 
  2. Conduct a dig and soil/invertebrate survey in October, March and June*
  3. Upload your data to the Pod here 

Download all the resources you need, including; lesson plan, assembly, information pack and short instructional films. 

Find the Invertebrate Survey Recording Sheet here. 

*You can take part in any or all of the digs, but the scientists need as much data as possible.

277 Schools/groups have already signed up
1 Local Authorities have already signed up

Recycle to Read 2022-23

Get free books for your school in return for recycling!

Recycle to Read is a fun and rewarding campaign for primary schools that promotes care for the environment, whilst supporting children’s literacy.

Why get involved?

Empower your pupils to make a difference by collecting unwanted plastic toys, textiles, tech, batteries and more in this exciting whole school campaign:

  • Receive books in return for reusing and recycling
  • Access free curriculum-linked environmental education resources
  • Care for the environment through waste reduction, reuse, and recycling
  • Be part of a bigger movement to help the planet
  • Help to make history! Recycle to Read is a circular economy solution for plastic toys and creating a new recycling infrastructure that didn’t exist before

Please note: We will shortly be contacting all schools on our current waiting list to allocate priority places for the autumn term.

We are taking registrations for schools that would like to sign up to be contacted as soon as places come available in the academic year 2022-23.

590 Schools/groups have already signed up
4 Local Authorities have already signed up

Switch Off Fortnight 2022

Join in Switch Off Fortnight 2022 to find out how your school can inspire students to save energy to make savings and help tackle climate change.

This year, our hugely popular energy-saving campaign will be giving an opportunity to use the Pod Energy Saving Dashboard to measure your energy saving and greenhouse gas emissions this Switch Off Fortnight and throughout the school year.

Switch Off Fortnight 2022 (14-27 November) is an opportunity to engage young people in the issues being debated and learn about the small steps they can take in their own lives to help us collectively tackle the climate emergency.

Sign up today to be part of the movement

Digital packs will be released to schools the w/c 10 October 2022.

1395 Schools/groups have already signed up
9 Local Authorities have already signed up

Waste Week 2022

E-Waste is the fastest growing waste stream in the UK and in the world.

This year we are excited to announce that we are partnering with Currys, Microsoft and Recycle Your Electricals to bring you an exciting new competition The Hidden Treasure Hunt (17th March-14th April 2022). The competition is designed to promote the importance of responsible end-of-life solutions for e-waste and give schools an opportunity to encourage their whole school community to recycle their unwanted electrical and tech waste hidden in drawers, for a chance to win £5,000 Microsoft tech.

We all love new tech, but our growing use of electronic and electrical devices is creating a BIG waste problem.

In fact, the UK is second in the world for creating the most electronic waste – and we’re on course to hold the number one spot by 2023!

We’re also a nation of hoarders and, if we want to help the planet, we should be recycling our old tech. This would cut as much CO2 as taking 1.3 million cars off the road.

Join us this Waste Week to learn why e-waste is such a hot topic and, importantly, what schools, young people and their families can do about it.

We have developed a wide range of resources to support student engagement in both a waste-focused week and the Hidden Treasure Hunt competition, including a new film, assembly and curriculum-linked resources, an info-pack, poster pack, home learning sheet, parent mail and fun activities to support your campaign.

511 Schools/groups have already signed up
2 Local Authorities have already signed up