Big Battery Hunt FAQ’s
GeneralWhat is the Big Battery Hunt?
Yes. We want to encourage young people everywhere to recycle their used batteries and if you register for the Big Battery Hunt we can still send you the pupil collections boxes and you will have access to the resources and competition. Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer the school container or the battery collection service to schools in Ireland, but there are still lots of ways to recycle your collected batteries. This website can help you find your nearest recycling point.
Easy! Just register your school to take part at our website here. Each UK registered school will receive a free collection box for each pupil, a school container and free collection service, and access to the online resources and competition.
Pupil collection boxesWhat are the pupil collection boxes?
They are small cardboard boxes designed to be handed out one per pupil, so that they can collect their used batteries. They look like this:
Boxes will take around 4 school weeks to arrive from the point of registration, but we do not deliver during school holiday’s so this could add time if you order close to the end of term.
You can order extra boxes to get your whole school involved by filling in our simple form here. But remember this form is only for teachers already registered to the Big Battery Hunt. If you haven’t registered yet, make sure you do so at our website here.
The collection boxes are made from 60% recycled material and they can be recycled again. Pop them into your cardboard recycling once you have collected all your batteries.
School containersWhat are the school containers?
Each participating school can request a recycling container for all their collected batteries. There are two types of container to choose from:
5 x small table top containers 1 x large free-standing container
Once your containers are full you just need to call the number on the side (0844 8005671) to arrange a free collection. Only your batteries will be collected, leaving you with the container to refill time and time again.
Yes! In fact, we really hope you do. Batteries take 100 years to decompose, so if you keep recycling them, it will go a long way to helping the planet. We will even keep collecting your batteries free of charge.
CompetitionHow do I enter the Big Battery Hunt Competition?
Make sure to keep track of all the batteries you have collected and then tell us before Thursday April 26th to be entered in to the prize draw. You can let us know by emailing email@example.com or by filling in the competition slips at the back of the downloadable pupil booklets, and using the free post envelope found in the resource.
Each pupil that lets us know how many batteries they have collected will be entered into a prize draw to win some great prizes including:
- A class trip to the Sustainability Centre
- 3-year MyMaths subscription
- Up to £4,000 worth of school equipment vouchers
- And more
As part of the Big Battery Hunt we are looking for your best Battery Recycling Pioneers – pupils that really get behind the challenge and encourage others to do the same. If you have a pupil that has gone the extra mile with their battery collecting, then tell us their story and they could win some extra prizes. Send your nominations and accompanying pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org
ResourcesAre there free resources for the Big Battery Hunt?
Yes! You can download all the resources from our website here. But you need to be registered to the National Schools Partnership website and logged in first. The resources will then be listed down the right-hand side of the page.
Resources are only available to our registered teachers. You can register by clicking ‘Register Now’ on our website here. Once you are registered to the National Schools Partnership you will be asked 3 Big Battery Hunt subscription questions before you are part of the initiative.
All our registered teachers have access to the Big Battery Hunt resources, but you need to be logged in first and subscribed to the initiative. Make sure you are logged in by clicking ‘Log in’ found in the top right hand corner of this page. You will then be able to see the resources on the right hand side.
If you still can’t see the resources, this means you have unsubscribed from the Big Battery Hunt initiative. Make sure you are logged in and then click the register now button to answer the 3 Battery Hunt related questions again. You will not be sent a second set of boxes, this will just replace the data we already have. You should now be able to see the resources.