The Big Battery Hunt
Join over 1,000 schools already participating in one of the largest recycling challenges in the UK with the Big Battery Hunt, and help us to make a difference to recycling behaviour for generations to come.
Over 260,000 pupils have already taken up the fun and worthwhile challenge to make a difference to battery recycling rates, so why not get your pupils involved too? With your help we are hoping to encourage over half a million children to learn the importance of recycling and they could even win some great prizes!
“I have a really fabulous collector in my class! She has already brought in nearly 400 batteries! She has been encouraging the class to collect as many batteries as possible by sharing her ideas with others too.”
– Mrs Travers, teacher of a participating Big Battery Hunt Pupil.
All participating schools and pupils can be entered into a draw for prizes including; 1-year MyMaths subscriptions for schools, a fully-paid educational trip to the sustainability centre, thousands of pounds worth of school equipment, iPads for winning pupils, and Duracell Bunnies for selected runners up.
It has never been easier to get you school involved in recycling, simply sign-up to receive a kit containing:
- collection boxes with fun activities and facts for all participating pupils
- a recycling container for all registered schools. Once full the batteries will be collected free of charge. (Excluding Republic of Ireland. Find your nearest recycling point here.)
Collection boxes and containers are sent separately, but should arrive in 3-4 weeks.
Learn how to assemble your school container in our handy video here.
“It is a great cause and a fantastic project for our ECO committee to sink their teeth into.”
– Teacher, Big Battery Hunt
The challenge is accompanied by a resource which includes detailed teacher notes, an engaging assembly presentation, a progress tracker and an optional KS2 pupil booklet to work through in class or set as homework. It will help teach pupils the importance of recycling while challenging them to several curriculum-linked maths tasks.
Want to know more? Check out our FAQ’s page for all you need to know.
It takes 100 years for a battery to decompose! Help us to make a real difference to our planet by encouraging thousands of young people to think about their recycling behaviour! Schools across the UK have already begun – now it’s your turn! Register now to make a difference.
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The Big Battery Hunt Competition
Once your pupils have completed the Big Battery Hunt let us know how many batteries they have collected, using the competition entry forms found in your pupil booklets, to be in with the chance of winning some great prizes.
Make sure to collect your pupil’s competition slips and return them to us using the free post envelope label contained within the resource by Thursday 26th April.