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London Borough of Southwark

Air Quality competition

Air Quality competition

About this activity

Suitable for primary and secondary school pupils. Supports the Geography and Art and Design National Curriculum.

Run an air quality competition to raise awareness of ways we can all help reduce air pollution. Ask pupils to put forward their ideas for how the school community can improve air quality and produce a top-tips leaflet or poster to showcase their ideas. Share the winning entry with the rest of the school to promote their ideas and encourage your school community to take action.

Use the cleaner air toolkit and top tips sheet to help introduce the competition in class or during an assembly.


Activity steps

Get ready
Launch the competition and work with your JTA/YTA and Eco council to decide how you will run it
Involve your borough officer
Let your borough officer know about your competition - they may have some ideas or funding options to share with you
Celebrate the winning entry!
Choose a winner and share their poster or leaflet with the school community by writing an article or blog entry for your school newsletter or website
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


  • Curriculum

This activity counts towards:

  • Curriculum

How it helps

  • Supports the Geography and Art National Curriculum
  • Raises awareness of Air Quality


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