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Irk Valley Community School


The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.

Switch Off Fortnight

How Switch Off Fortnight Works


Week 1 – background research and campaign design


·         Students learn why it’s important to try to save energy.
·         They go undercover and complete a school audit to find out where energy is being wasted
·         Using the resources available on the Pod, and ones they create themselves – they plan a campaign that will help persuade everyone in school to try to use less energy.


Week 2 - campaign activation – spreading the word!

·         During the week – the school holds activities that will help everyone get involved with energy saving – e.g. rewards for the class who is the best at remembering to turn off electrical appliances and lights, when they’re not being used.
·         At the end of the week – the students complete a second school audit, to find out how behaviour has changed.
·         Students share the results with the school and encourage everyone to keep up the good work all year round