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Have you booked an Energy Heroes visit to your school? Want to know what happens next? Here is a comprehensive explanation of how to prepare for an in-person visit from the team.

If, however, you haven’t booked a visit and your Primary school, or your child’s Primary school, is in North Lincolnshire, Yorkshire or the East Riding, you can book here:

 

 

 

“We could save the environment by having a Switch Off Day.”

After booking a visit…

After booking, you will receive a confirmation email verifying the date and time of your visit. Any special arrangements, such as adjusting timings for the day or arranging multiple lessons for a 3 or 4 form entry school, will be finalised via email. Our team is highly flexible and committed to accommodating any specific needs within the school community.

Following this, you will receive another email inviting you to participate in an online teacher training session. This session aims to address any concerns regarding the visit plans and familiarise Year 5 teachers with the programme’s expectations and available resources.

Online teacher training session…

During this online session, we will confirm the number of pupils participating in the Maths workshop beforehand to ensure adequate resource provision. Additionally, we request the total number of pupils enrolled in the school, so we can allocate a special energy efficiency advice booklet for each child. You will then be guided through the four stages of the main program, outlining what will be done and how it operates.

The 4 stages of the Energy Heroes programme:

  •  On your marks – The teacher training session
  • Get set – The Visit : Assembly, Lesson 1, Energy Audit of the School
  • Energy Heroes are go – The next 5 Maths lessons taught by the Year 5 teacher, or your choice of other EH activities
  • Energy Extra – Your second visit
The whole school assembly being delivered by Sue Abbott, lead teacher on the Energy Heroes programme.

Some key points explained in the training session

You will be asked to complete a few tasks prior to the visit.  

We will send a checklist via email

You will be asked to follow up the lesson we teach on the visit day 

We will provide everything you need, including lesson plans, presentations and resources

You will be asked to think about the second visit    

We will provide and discuss with you a list of options

 

 

 

“We are going to use solar panels and use renewable energy to save energy and money for the school.”

The pre-visit check list

To facilitate the smooth running of the visit, we ask that the following tasks be completed beforehand. As we understand not all tasks may be feasible, we will strive to accommodate accordingly. When completing the pupil questionnaires we ask that the children are given minimal assistance, excepting support with reading the questions, ensuring that responses remain uninfluenced and provide an accurate reflection of their pre-topic knowledge.

  • Pupil questionnaires completed
  • 4 pupils selected to complete energy audit on the day
  • Year 5 teachers have completed online training
  • Office staff made aware that audit pupils will request billing information
  • Site manager/caretaker requested to be available for time of audit
  • TA or support staff available to accompany audit group
  • Computer or laptop available in hall for assembly
  • Letter home sent and photo permissions returned

Year 5 pupils completing an energy audit of their school

Four pupils are usually chosen to complete the energy audit at each school. They think carefully about the structure of their school buildings and about where energy can be lost or wasted. By the end of the audit they are expected to decide on 3 action points to save energy in school and 2 other ways that they want to be more sustainable and support the environment. 

 

 

 

“We are Energy Heroes for our school and we will be changing all the lights to LED!”

To make an enquiry about booking a visit, or for any other questions about the Energy Heroes programme, please email hello@energyheroes.org.uk