Article icon

Communication Detail

Image representing the service provider: 06045_Professional Services website iconsV2-30 (26-02-2018_1727)

National Clean Air day Thursday June 20 2019

Thanks to North Beckton Schoolchildren who this week took part in a photoshoot for the Newham Mag. They showed that 150 balloons represents the noxious gas emitted from just 1 minute of car idling outside our schools. If we can reduce the number of school run vehicles and unnecessary idling on our local high streets we will improve local air pollution for our
most vulnerable children. Newham are aiming to adopt anti idling regulations later this year and there will be more engagement on this.

 

Newham encourage all schools to use the downloadable curriculum activities and video links on 20th June to raise awareness. The Mayor is encouraging ward councillors to contact their local schools to see if they can join in on air pollution awareness activities on Clean Air Day.

· https://www.cleanairday.org.uk/Pages/Category/top-10-resources

· https://www.cleanairday.org.uk/Pages/Category/school-resources

·  https://www.cleanairday.org.uk/Pages/Category/community-group

·  https://www.cleanairday.org.uk/Pages/Category/workplace-resources

·  https://www.cleanairday.org.uk/Pages/Category/healthcare-resources



·  See the following You Tube short videos made by primary schools which maybe a helpful introduction to the children on air pollution;       


·   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O40mqRMf-Fc


·   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLXJGnYj9-8-


·   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7ZoahQ4WYA-



If parents/children can be alerted to free websites to reduce exposure to poor air: Air text which provided daily texts
on pollution levels and advice;    http://www.airtext.info/ 

How to find a low pollution walking route to school; http://walkit.com/


Helen Masterson

Noise and Pollution Manager

Environmental Control

London Borough of Newham

06 Jun 2019

Author
Education & Skills
Information for Schools
Contact Provider Arrow down