Newsletter 9 – 23rd May 2018

£58,000 Funding awarded to Energy Sparks The Energy Sparks project are delighted to announce that we have been awarded £58,000 funding from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to enhance and extend our programme teaching school pupils about energy and empowering them to take action to make their schools and homes more […]

Newsletter 8 – 16 April 2018

Future development at Energy Sparks The Energy Sparks team have been busy since February developing a bid for further funding to extend the functionality, scope and geographical spread of Energy Sparks, and to ensure its long term viability. We are please to let you know that our bid was successful. Although we can’t let you […]

Newsletter 7 – 2 February 2018

Well done to Pensford Primary School who are currently leading the Energy Sparks scoreboard with 135 points. They recently used the free survey tool, Survey Monkey to ask pupils’ families about energy use at home. Their Energy team will be reviewing the results of the survey soon. Review of Christmas Holiday energy consumption Have you […]

Newsletter 6 – 12 December 2017

Remember to switch off your school’s heating and hot water for the Christmas holidays. But don’t forget frost protection! Reviewing the Energy Sparks data, last Christmas holidays, almost every school taking part in Energy Sparks had their heating running on full on Boxing Day as if it was a normal Monday in term time. Can […]

Newsletter 5 – 29 November 2017

Energy Sparks Competition – revised timescale We originally planned to award prizes to Energy Sparks participants at the end of Term 2 in December. However many of our schools have set up new Eco-teams to lead Energy Sparks and are only just starting to record activities. We are therefore extending the competition element of Energy […]

Newsletter 4 – 14 November 2017

Well done to Freshford C of E Primary School who are currently leading the Energy Sparks Scoreboard with 80 points. The Energy Sparks campaign at Freshford School is being led by Year 6 pupils who are enthusiastically monitoring classroom temperatures, and lights and electrical appliances left on at lunch time each day. Their Energy team […]

Newsletter 3 – 31 October 2017

Well done to Pensford Primary School who are leading the Energy Sparks Scoreboard! Pensford Primary School are using Class Dojo to reward classes when they remember to turn off electrical items at lunchtime. They will give certificates to the classes with the most points at the end of term. You can find out more on […]

Newsletter 2 – October 2017

Well done to Pensford Primary School who have started their Energy Sparks journey and set up a new Eco-team at the school, earning themselves 20 Energy Sparks points! Some schools are starting to take advantage of a visit from the Energy Sparks team to introduce Energy Sparks to their Energy/Eco/Green team. A possible format for […]

Newsletter 1 – September 2017

Welcome to the first Energy Sparks newsletter! We are delighted that 10 schools have already signed up to the Energy Sparks project and our first competition. The schools taking part are Bishop Sutton Primary, Castle Primary, Freshford C of E Primary, Marksbury Primary, Paulton Juniors, Pensford Primary, Saltford C of E Primary, Stanton Drew Primary, […]

New Energy Sparks Blog

We have launched our new Energy Sparks Blog to share some inspiring examples of energy saving best practice taking place at primary schools. We will also be regularly suggesting energy saving activities and interventions to try with pupils , and publishing our Energy Sparks project newsletter content so that you can refer back to past […]