Transition Bath have been working with Bath: Hacked (a not-for-profit group promoting Open Data) on a website as part of an energy education program we are running with schools this year, and our new website have recently gone live: http://www.energysparks.uk/ .
The website makes public electricity and gas smart meter data and integrates a gaming engine to encourage and enthuse pupils to save energy in their schools and to learn about energy. Pupils gain points undertaking activities and those points lead to ‘achievements’ and ‘badges’ – the aim is to encourage intra-school and intra-schools competition.
We currently have 6 local schools signed up to the program: Bishop Sutton Primary, Castle Primary, Marksbury C of E Primary. Stanton Drew Primary, St John’s Catholic and Twerton Infant – we are looking for more, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org . The program involves a professionally supported energy education program, ‘live’ energy consumption data for your school on our website and prizes for the schools who achieve most.
The development of the website is being sponsored by the Open Data Institute, and Bath & West Community Energy (BWCE). The education program is being sponsored by Ovo Foundation, BWCE and Naturesave Trust. Along with Bath: Hacked we have been working with Resources Futures and Bath & North East Somerset Council on the project.