Clean Air Day is taking place on Thursday 20 June. This day raises awareness of how air pollution is having an impact on our health which will enable people to act on making UK cities cleaner, healthier and greener for us all, especially children.
Clean Air Day provides a perfect opportunity to encourage more children to walk, cycle or scoot to school and to inspire parents / carers to leave their car at home or park further away and walk the rest of the route to school. Walking / scooting / cycling to school is not only better for the environment but it improves the physical and mental health of our children.
You may have noticed a banner outside our school, which is reminding drivers to turn their car engines off when they are waiting. This is another way that we can help keep our air cleaner. Years 5 and 6 are learning about pollution and climate change as part of their topic this term and they feel strongly that this banner is displayed outside our school gates.