Through the SEACS project and working with schools across Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Cotes D’Amor & Lannion-Tregor, we have found some great school energy campaign resources which schools we are working with have found useful. These are listed below. These were not created by the SEACS project and so we take no responsibility for their content; and any links to commercial organisations is by no means a recommendation or shows any affiliation with the SEACS project. These links were current at the time of this toolkit creation.
The Pod – Energy Month
The Pod is a programme developed by EDF to help schools become more sustainable and to develop a range of energy-themed activities. November is Energy Month – it’s the time to get everyone exploring the energy topic. Sign up to obtain resources to teach students where it comes from, what the key issues are, why it’s important to use it efficiently and how to save it.
Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a simple framework to help make sustainability an integral part of school life. Eco-Schools can help enhance the curriculum and get the whole school united behind something important. France – http://www.eco-ecole.org/
WWF – Green Ambassadors
The Green Ambassador scheme aims to encourage a new generation of sustainability champions. It provides everything you’ll need to set up or reinvigorate your school’s green teams. Green teams are great for engaging pupils in a range of activities. They help build communication, team skills, and confidence. The scheme is designed to help pupils take ownership of sustainability in your school.
The philosophy of Forest Schools is to encourage and inspire individuals of any age through an innovative, long term, educational approach to outdoor play and learning in a woodland environment.
EON Energy Experience
The E.ON Energy Experience has been created to help teachers to teach young people about energy. The resources will help young people to understand about the different sources of energy we use, the relative merits of each, the options for energy production going forward and what their choices will mean locally, nationally and globally.
Ollie’s World – How to Save Energy Game
This is a really cool game. See if you can answer all the questions about reducing energy in the house and make the energy usage meter go down.
Ma Maison, ma planète et moi !
This French website is full of resources (videos, quizzes …) to run a campaign on energy at school.
We Are What We Do
We Are What We Do is a not-for-profit behaviour change company with over nine years experience in shifting the everyday behaviours of individuals and tackling a series of major social and environmental issues. Two of their videos were used by SEACS partners.
How to Design a Fabulous Poster
How to Run a Fantastic Campaign
Wake Up, Freak Out – then Get a Grip
School House Rock – Energy Blues
An American cartoon from the 1970s raising awareness of the same issues we face today.
Where Does Energy Come From?
This is a quick overview for primary students to understand the process of burning fossil fuels to create electricity.
Where Does Energy Come From?
Where does gas and electricity come from? This short film explains how the United States National Grid takes the energy from its source, delivering it to homes and high-streets around the country.
Energy, let’s save it!
A family is carelessly and unknowingly wasting energy from the moment they wake up. Until something unexpectedly happens.