Villiers Primary School use recycled materials to create energy saving devices for Waste Week.
28 May 2012
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We decided to do this project to link Science and the Pod's Waste Week campaign.
We looked at how we could use recyclable materials to create an energy saving device.
Delivering the project and linking it to the curriculum
It was introduced during a whole school assembly and then each year group investigated the objective during the Science slots on the weekly timetable.
Getting the pupils involved
All children designed their own draught excluder and chose a filling which they thought would be suitable.
We asked for support from parents.
We also accessed a small grant from the British Science Association for National Science and Engineering Week.
We needed resources e.g. tights or long socks to make a draught excluder and a variety of materials for fillings, so a letter asking for support was sent to all parents.
Yes, a lot of parents donated resources.
Benefits of being an Eco-School
All children were focused and gained new skills linking to Design Technology.
They now have a greater understanding of how energy can be wasted and also have ideas on how to reduce energy waste.
Measuring the impact
We tested our devices and used assessment procedures identified in planning to assess pupil understanding.
Using the Pod’s resources
Yes. We took part in the Pod’s Waste Week campaign and used power points, videos and worksheets downloaded from the Pod.
Whole school involvement is crucial.
Use the resources available on the Pod; they are appropriate to both Key Stages and relevant to campaigns.
We have introduced energy monitors who check classroom lights during assembly times.