Working with EDF Energy
The Met Office and EDF Energy are working together, through EDF Energy's the Pod, to educate schoolchildren. The aim is to help children understand basic weather and climate science in the context of sustainable energy.
We will be working together to deliver a range of activities and resources.
Dee Cotgrove, Head of Communications at the Met Office says: "Whenever we talk about climate change it's important we do so with a proper understanding of the science. That's why I'm very pleased we are working with EDF Energy and the Pod. We hope this collaboration will help improve children's understanding of what our climate is and how it works."
About the Pod
The Pod, EDF Energy's programme for greener schools, was launched in September 2008 to help EDF Energy meet one of its key sustainability commitments. The original target for this commitment, of engaging 2.5 million children by 2012 in learning about the sustainable use of energy, was met two years ahead of schedule at the end of 2010. The Pod has become a great success with over 14,300 schools now registered and over 3.7 million children engaged. The Pod aims to make measurable changes to the energy use and carbon output of schools across the UK through the provision of practical activities, educational resources and materials for teachers.
The programme is entirely free to registered schools. In addition, the Pod runs three environmental campaigns each year, all designed to help teachers, children and their parents, make real changes in their whole community.
Join the Pod at http://www.jointhepod.org/.
Everything on the Pod is endorsed and supported by Eco-Schools, the largest environmental schools campaign in the world.
Peter Thorn, EDF Energy's Head of Education, said 'We are really excited about this new collaboration. We are keen that children become interested in science related subjects from an early age and working with the Met Office will ensure that we provide interesting, high quality, and factual climate-science resources to Pod schools".
About EDF Energy
Sustainability sits at the heart of EDF Energy's long-term strategy. The company wants to lead the way in tackling the biggest environmental and social issues facing the industry and as such has set itself 15 'Sustainability Commitments' under five key themes: to reduce carbon and waste, to deliver low-carbon nuclear responsibly, to help its customers, to build a world-class culture and to serve its communities.
Find out more about EDF Energy's sustainability commitments.