Pupils and staff set an energy reduction target

Paddock Wood Primary Academy, Tuesday, 24 January 2023
10 Change-maker KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5

What you did

We completed an energy audit of areas in the school and agreed as a group that our target will be: 

To ensure lights are turned off when no one is in a room. 

Activity description

Reducing your energy costs and carbon emissions involves careful planning.  Having a stated goal is also a great way of staying focused on what you're doing.  Plus meeting your target means something to celebrate - a great reason to hold a whole school assembly or talk about your fab Energy team work in the school newsletter!

When you set a target you'll get progress reports, suggestions of activities, and more detailed analysis focused on your energy reduction targets.

All you have to do is click on the set a target action prompt on the adult dashboard and have a think about what target is suggested for you.  We always suggest a reduction of 5% to start with. 

However you might have big ideas for how you can tackle energy waste at your school and want to aim for 10%.  Or you might want to take baby steps to tackle old buildings, old equipment and lack of awareness.  It's completely up to you.

Once you've set your target you'll update you on your progress month by month so make sure you check back at least once a term!

Watch this video to walk you through the process of setting up your target.