The Cherwell Partnership of Schools are taking part in joint Switch-Off Fortnight as part of a the broader national Eco-Schools initiative from the 19th Nov-2nd Dec. We hope it will promote greater awareness among students and staff about how to reduce our energy consumption, carbon footprints and growing bills both in school and at home.
What we are doing
In the run up to the fortnight we have been visited by the charity ‘Groundwork’ with their energy exhibition bus and have taken part in an inter-school poster competition. The winning poster (KS3 KS4) is now on display in Finders Keepers letting agents and a number of local businesses, who are taking part in the fortnight with the help of Low Carbon Oxford North (LCON). In school Energy monitors will be turning off all unnecessary electrical equipment at the end of lessons and over breaks. Computers screens will display our Switch-Off logo in the background as a reminder. Finally students on our North Site will be able to take part in a lunchtime competition to see how much electricity they can generate and just how hard it is to produce it using specially adapted bikes.
Attached is a leaflet produced by LCON with advice on some easy ways you could join in and both cut carbon and reduce bills. For further information about LCON and the advice and help they can offer, click the link below.
(Cherwell’s Student Sustainability Group)