We are headline sponsors of The Pod, an award-winning education programme launched in 2008 with the aim of teaching 2.5 million children about the sustainable use of energy. The programme has three main aims:
- To inspire young people and their families to choose a more sustainable lifestyle
- To understand that low carbon, secure and affordable energy supply is vital for the future
- To promote STEM in schools and encourage science and engineering as a career choice
As part of the programme, the interactive website for teachers provides free lesson plans, practical activities, assemblies, games and information, all with cross-curricular links and covering the topics of energy, waste, water, transport, biodiversity and climate science.
The ethos of the Pod is 'Learn, Act, and Inspire others', which is why the site also encourages pupils and teachers to blog about their activities and to post photos and videos to showcase their projects.
All activities on the Pod have been endorsed by Eco-Schools England, the largest environmental schools programme in the world. Completing any Pod activity will help with a school’s application for a bronze, silver and green flag Eco-Schools award.