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Mid November Update '22


December is approaching so don't forget to secure your free Free School Meal place at our upcoming December Club 2022 19th-23rd December.

We were so happy to spend two whole days of learning and fun with our friends at Topsy-Turvy Brent Cross in our autumn club and can’t wait to return this December during our winter holiday Club amoungother exciting activities.

Look out for even more skills and building opportunities in our January news.

A day at their brick education centre comprises of Fun, Interactive & Stimulating Lego education workshops inside a giant children’s soft play arena that’s been a staple of the community for over 20 years.

Children are immersed in our Ibrick Lego lessons, led by our expert engineers before having ample time to explore the huge soft play and jungle gym area the venue also has on offer.

Attendees touch on all areas of the school curriculum lead by trained facilitators, with sessions including the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEAM) blueprint all whilst tailoring our lessons to match your needs and school requirements.

Find out more and book your own STEAM Adventure at

London School’s Mini Marathon- Monday 26 September and Friday 21 October

All schools across the UK were part of the world’s biggest marathon by signing up to the 2022 TCS Mini London Marathon in schools. We are excited to take part and hope you will get involved too. We are doing ours at Paddington recreation ground after school in October, so get in touch to join in.

The challenge was for children to complete 2.6 miles by running, jogging, walking or wheeling in their school between Monday 26 September and Friday 21 October. Any school can take part and it’s suitable for all ages and abilities. There were lots of resources on the website and every finisher received a commemorative pin badge completely free of charge. If you took part don’t forget to submit us some diaries and pictures via your coordinator for us to all share and celebrate.

Road Safety Week (14 - 20 NOVEMBER 2022)

Road Safety Week is this week, its Brake’s biggest annual road safety campaign. Every year, thousands of schools, organisations and communities get involved to shout out for our right to make safe and healthy journeys every day. Getting involved can help your school to meet the HEYL Bronze criteria and to design a HEYL Silver/Gold project on this topic.

Sign up for resources and challenges at

Dream Arts Trip to Lion King November 17th 2022

This Thursday the Dream Arts Club are going to the Lyceum Theatre to watch Lion King to complement their own drama studies and performances we will post pictures in the coordinators blog for all to enjoy,

WCU feedback Survey Open –Prize draw

Parents please tell us what you think at S

Students let us know what you think at

There is a chance to win a £50 voucher in each survey-just leave you full name after your comments

Get ready for a science winter with Santa’s Stem Workshop

Free teaching resources and classroom activities for students aged 5-11 years including lesson plans, handouts and film clips are waiting for the festive season at is tonnes to do and a wide range of projects to sign up for too.

Take part in Switch off Fortnight and make a difference!


Get involved in this year’s energy-saving campaign and bring STEM focused energy education to life for your students. Sign up for free at

Switch Off Fortnight 2022 (14-27 November) is an opportunity for your school* and young people to make small changes in their lives that save energy and help to protect the planet.

*The average energy saving reported by schools taking part in Switch Off Fortnight is 10%.

Switch Off Fortnight is a fun and rewarding campaign that can be led by students or teachers – it’s up to you – and we have everything you need to run a successful campaign.

There are new STEM resources – including infographics, posters, factsheets, a film and assembly – on top of our huge bank of existing curriculum-linked energy lesson plans, activities, assemblies and games ready for download.

For the first time, you can also now not only measure your Switch Off Fortnight energy savings and greenhouse gas emissions with the Pod Energy Saving Dashboard but throughout the school year.

The Primary Switch Off Fortnight campaign pack and the Secondary Switch Off Fortnight campaign pack can be downloaded now for free at !

Switch Off Fortnight 2022 Teemill T-shirt Design Competition

This year Pod are teaming up with the brilliant team at Teemill to give primary and secondary students an opportunity to design the Switch Off Fortnight campaign t-shirt. Winners will receive 10 Teemill t-shirts with their own design and an optional visit to the Teemill factory to meet the team and see how the t-shirts are made.

These are no ordinary t-shirts. All Teemill products are made on demand, using natural materials and renewable energy. When items wear out, you can send them back to Teemill who turn them into new high-quality products. To date, Teemill has diverted 30,000kg of organic cotton from landfill, avoiding 1 million kg of CO2e emissions, and saving 586 million litres of water.

Competition posters and promotional slides in assemblies for students are included in this year’s Switch Off Fortnight digital campaign packs. Terms and conditions apply.

Don’t miss out – sign up today. For T&C go to


Pod are teaming up with Wightlink this year.

Wightlink are kindly offering to give ferry crossings to the Isle of Wight, an official UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, for the winning students* and a teacher/ parent or carer to visit the Teemill factory to see how their t-shirts (that are good for the planet) are made.

Wightlink cares deeply about their environmental impact; every one of their sailings, every vehicle boarding their ferries and every activity at their ports. Their Green Solent Project is their initiative to protect the sea, land and air of their region