Energy Sparks is an online, school-specific energy analysis tool and energy education programme which supports pupils, teachers and school management to reduce their school’s carbon emissions and make a real contribution to addressing the ‘climate emergency’. The online tool provides advice to schools on the most cost-efficient ways of reducing their energy consumption and carbon emissions, based on automated analysis of schools’ energy usage using smart meter data.
Energy Sparks aims to provide school pupils with life skills in understanding energy, learning about the problems of energy generation and climate change, as well as empowering them to support their own school to save energy. Energy Sparks has over 70 energy related activities designed for pupil eco-teams or class-based learning. The activities include downloadable lesson plans for teachers and worksheets for pupils. Schools gain points for completing activities and these contribute to a scoreboard where pupils can compete with other schools providing extra motivation. The activities support pupils with investigating energy use around the school site, leading campaigns to reduce consumption and using the Energy Sparks charts and analysis to see if their actions have made a difference.
How to enrol your school
Check the Energy Sparks Schools page to see if we already work with your Local Authority or Schools Trust. If you buy energy through your Local Authority or Schools Trust then we can normally quickly and easily access your energy data. Visit our enrol page to find out more.
What if my school is outside your existing areas of operation?
If you would like us to offer Energy Sparks to your school, Local Authority or Multi-Academy Trust then contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest. Knowing that you’re interested will help us prioritise our work.
How do I find out more information?
Please visit our website: http://www.energysparks.uk/