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

Freshford Church School, Friday, 08 November 2019
10 Communicator KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5

What you did

The Y6 Energy Sparks team went to speak to Hugh, our school's caretaker. We asked him some simple questions including: 
  1. Do you turn off the hot water boiler before the holidays? 
  2. Do you turn off the hot water heater in the loft before the holidays, if not does anybody else?
  3. Do you turn off the new electric heater in the hall?
  4. Do you turn off the outside toilet heater in the holidays?
  5. Are you here on the last day of term?
  6. Do you check if the ipad charging boxes are turned off in the holidays?
  7. Can you turn off the photocopier?

    Hugh replied: "I'm not here on the last day of term, so I can't answer these. However, if you ask Mr Wishart, the head master, he may be able to help."
We will ask these same questions to our headmaster.

Activity description

Your school Caretaker or Site Manager has an important job to play: making sure that everything in your school is working and running smoothly so that you and your teachers can focus on your learning.

They also have a great deal of responsibility when it comes to how much energy your school uses.  Use this resource to interview them and share with them how they could be helping to cut energy use in the school.

Energy Sparks supports Freshford Church School in partnership with Bath and NE Somerset Council and Schools Climate Network