switch off fortnight

For two weeks in November (18th to 26th November), Cowley participated in the UK wide event, Switch off Fortnight, an initiative run by EDF Energy that looks to encourage schools and students to think about and try to reduce their energy usage.

Over the two weeks, Cowley’s Eco-Committee ran events, such as film club, a quiz, treasure hunt and a poster competitions to raise the awareness of energy.

Each Team (Form) and members of staff were asked to create a plede detailing their commitment in using less energy.

Why should be care about the amount of energy we use?

In our modern society we use electricity as part of our day to day lives without really thinking of the consequences.

Lots of electricity is wasted just by not turning off our appliances when they are not in use.

This is causing an increase in energy demands which contributes to climate change.