Communicator

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Communicating the work of the Energy Team to wider audience in school and community

A collection of 26 activities relevant to a range of subjects and key stages.

Create an Energy Mascot for your school

Design a School Energy Mascot to connect students to your campaign to make your school more sustainable.

10 KS1 KS2 Citizenship

Create an energy saving display

Create an eye-catching and informative display to raise the profile of your energy saving activities

20 KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 Citizenship English Maths Science

Create a promotional video to get pupils and staff to save energy

A video is a great way to share information about saving energy with pupils, staff, families, the wider school community - and beyond!

30 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5 Citizenship English

Design posters to remind pupils to not waste food

Use your art and persuasive language skills to create some eye catching posters for the dining hall

5 KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5

Do a creative activity themed around energy saving

Ideas for raps, videos, poems, stories and more to promote the energy saving message

10 KS1 KS2

Get the lowdown on the lunches - interview kitchen staff

Interview kitchen staff to better understand how to address food waste at your school

10 KS2 KS3 KS4 Citizenship

Inform community groups using your school about your energy saving mission

Inform all groups using your school about the need to save energy and how to do it

20 KS3 KS4 KS5 Citizenship

Introduce an energy efficiency reward system

Motivate pupils and staff through a reward system to highlight positive energy efficiency behaviour

10 KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5

Make energy saving posters

Downloadable energy saving posters to colour in

5 KS1 KS2

Pupils communicate with lunchtime supervisors and cleaning staff about saving energy

Arrange a meeting with lunchtime staff and cleaners to brainstorm ways that they could help to save energy

10 KS1 KS2 KS3

Pupils meet the Business Manager to discuss the school's energy usage and bills

Discuss the school's energy tariffs and possible energy saving action with the School Business Manager

10 KS1 KS2 KS3

Pupils meet with kitchen staff to discuss their role in saving energy

Use our downloadable questionnaire to support discussion with the kitchen staff on using and saving energy

10 KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5 Citizenship

Pupils meet with the caretaker or site manager to discuss their role in saving energy

Use our downloadable questionnaire to support discussion with the caretaker on using and saving energy

10 KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5 Citizenship

Pupils meet with the headteacher and school governors to create an energy policy

Pupils and school management can work together to write an energy saving policy and action plan

10 KS1 KS2 KS3 Citizenship

Pupils meet with the office staff to discuss their role in saving energy

Use our downloadable questionnaire to support discussion with the office staff on using and saving energy

10 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5 Citizenship

Pupils share their energy saving work with a wider audience

Share your energy saving work including artwork, digital media or crafts with Energy Sparks to feature in our newsletters and social media

10 KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5 Citizenship Design and Technology English Geography Maths Science

Pupils talk to the school business or estate manager about improving the efficiency of school lighting

Pupils can support the school business or estates manager to plan energy saving improvements including lighting upgrades

30 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5

Pupils talk to the school business or estates manager about Improving your school's insulation

Pupils can support the school business or estates manager to plan energy saving improvements including insulation

50 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5 Maths Science

Pupils talk to the school caretaker about improving heating controls

Pupils can work with the caretaker to improve heating controls to save energy

30 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5

Research and present some renewable energy solutions

Find out and present amazing facts about renewable energy

10 KS2 KS3 English Geography Science

Run an assembly about food waste at your school

Share what you've found out about food waste with the whole school community

10 KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5 Citizenship

Run an assembly about saving energy

Ideas to include in regular assemblies to remind everyone in the school about the importance of saving energy

10 KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5 Citizenship English Maths

Share the energy saving message with parents and the local community

Ideas to help spread the word about energy saving action

10 KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5 Citizenship English

Talk to the caretaker about turning off the heating and hot water in the school holidays

The caretaker can help to change heating settings to cut energy waste during the school holidays, weekends and overnight

20 KS1 KS2 KS3

Tell leaders what you want them to do about climate change

Tell our political leaders what you want them to do to fight climate change

15 KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5 Citizenship

Other (please specify)

Record any other communication activities here

5 KS1 KS2 KS3