British Gas with National Schools Partnership have launched Generation Green: Smarter Power – a new and free teacher’s resource and competition to help pupils aged 7-11 learn how new technology can help save energy.  Competition prizes include a £50,000 school energy makeover and a trip to the Science Museum.

With Smarter Power pupils go on an energy saving adventure with Wilbur the penguin exploring fossil fuels, renewable energy and the importance of saving energy, and discover how smart meters – an exciting technology being installed in British homes by 2020 – can help families become more energy efficient.

Visit to download the toolkit containing:

  • Lesson plan which covers key topics, including energy efficiency and sustainability
  • PowerPoint presentation for teachers to easily guide pupils through the lesson
  • Activity sheet exploring energy saving technology
  • Competition leaflet – challenging pupils to create a comic strip to show what they have learned about smart meters and saving energy.

A teachers who’s had a sneak peek at the resource said,

“[Smart Power is] very engaging, of a high quality and will be appreciated by teachers and pupils because it is an important topic and relevant…Looking forward to using it.”

Competition entries close on Tuesday 12 January 2017.  Visit the Generation Green website to find out more, and for more information about Generation Green: Smart Power contact Kaivai Andrews, Communications Manager, National Schools Partnership.

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