Air Quality Day
About this activity
Suitable for all schools and nurseries. Supports the Geography National Curriculum.
Run an Air Quality Day at your school to raise awareness of ways we can all help clean up London’s air through our travel choices.
It could be a good time to launch an Air Quality competition, or celebrate the progress your school has made in improving air quality.
Here are some ideas for getting pupils and parents involved:
- Organise an assembly on the environmental benefits of active travel
- Launch an Air Quality competition
- Create walking zone maps to see who lives within a walkable distance of school
- Run a route planning exercise and discuss active travel and Air Quality
- Set up a Park and Stride scheme to give everyone the opportunity to walk at least part of their way to school
- Create a car-free zone for a healthier and safer environment
- Introduce an anti-idling campaign to improve air quality around the school gates
Set up a team or work with your school travel working group or eco council to choose when you will celebrate Air Quality day
With your school travel working group and JTA/YTA’s decide how you’d like to mark the day. Speak to your borough officer about what you’re planning – they may have some resources you could use or suggestions for how to deliver activities
Shout about it
Promote the activities you’re planning and their environmental benefits to the wider school community with posters and an article in the newsletter or on the website
Air Quality Day!
Use Air Quality Day to raise awareness among your school community and beyond. Have fun and don’t forget to take photos!
Tell your story
Sign in to STARS to add your story and include pupils’ feedback. Explain the activity and add photos and any posters or promotional materials. Feedback to your borough officer
This activity counts towards:
- Travel activity
How it helps
- Supports the Geography National Curriculum
- Raises awareness of Air Quality
- Improves air quality around schools
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