Turn off the heating for the summer

Freshford Church School, Friday, 21 May 2021
30 Change-maker KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5

What you did

We are checking the radiators every morning when we get off the bus. Some of the younger classes still have their heaters on, but the older classes are much better at turning them off. We're going to try checking the heaters in George class at buddy play on Mondays and Fridays.

Activity description

Many schools leave the heating running well into the summer term which is not normally necessary. Often windows and doors are opened when the heating is left on, wasting more energy.

Suggested actions
  1. Make sure radiator thermostats are turned down or off by the start of May.
  2. Ask your caretaker or estate manager to turn off the heating system to avoid wasting energy heating hot water in long pipe runs to radiators.
  3. Encourage pupils and staff to put on a jumper if they feel a little chilly.

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