Outwoods Primary School


Energy and Climate Change

By making energy savings, our school can cut its carbon emissions and help tackle the future impact of climate change.


Our pledge:

- use clean energy sources

- to use more sustainable products

- be energy efficient

- minimise our carbon 


INITIATIVE 1:THE LAUNCH OF OUR TRAVEL AMBASSADORS IN SCHOOLThe Travel Ambassadors have been supporting  with their anti-idling campaign.

Click here to find out how idling can affect air quality.

What is anti-idling?

Keeping the engine running while stuck in traffic or waiting to collect someone.  This in turn contributes to an increase in air pollutant levels.

Did you know?

An idling vehicle around school will release around 150 balloons worth of pollution into the air every minute.  Do your bit by choosing to switch off on the school run.


The campaign aims to educate children and parents about the dangers of air pollution and advises them to turn their engines off when stationary and adopting sustainable travel behaviours including walking, cycling and public transport.




WALK TO SCHOOL WEEK 2022 (16th - 20th May)



It’s been proven that children who do some form of exercise, especially a walk before school, do better in class because they arrive refreshed, fit and ready to learn.


During morning peak traffic times, one in five cars on the road are taking children school, contributing to congestion, air pollution and carbon emissions.


The school run alone is responsible for generating half a million tonnes of CO2 per year (which is more than some small countries!). Imagine what we could achieve if we began converting some of these rides to strides?


Did You Know?

The number of children walking to school has been in decline for decades.  


Estimate of primary school children who walked to school in 1975-76 is 74%

48% of children aged 5 to 10 walked to school in 2015.


Living Streets wants to reverse this decline and they have already convinced the government to have an objective to increase the proportion of 5 to 10 year-olds walking to school to 55% by 2025.


Are you up for the challenge?

We are encouraging pupils and parents to take part in Walk to School Week.  Take time to watch this short animated video.  Walking is a healthy, active and non-polluting way of getting to and from school. For those families that live too far to walk all of the way, try parking 5-10 minutes from the school and walk the rest of the way. Walking also contributes to a less congested environment around the school gates making it safer for everyone.

During May, Staffordshire County Council are encouraging residents to try to walk as much as possible and ditch the car for short journeys. This could be walking to school or work, walking to the local shops, or just getting out and about to try and achieve 10,000 steps a day.  

Click here to see the ideas for walking activities for primary school-aged children. 

Walking has never been so much fun!