Schools Resources

Making children aware of air quality issues, the health implications, air-pollution sources and what can be done to improve air quality will undoubtly improve air quality in the future.

Creating a school travel-plan will also make children aware of the alternatives to using the car and promote a more healthy lifestyle. Promoting schemes such as Walking Schoolbuses and Safer Routes to Schools are good alternatives to being driven to school, more ideas are available on the Sustrans website.

There are many ideas and resources available on the internet for the teaching of air quality awareness from classroom based activities to interactive websites. Making simple air quality monitors such as the Airborne Junk Detectors teaches children about what is in the air they breathe.

The Envrionment Agency, Air Junk, Smog City, Care4air.org and Atmosphere, Climate & Environment also have a great range of web based activities that raise air quality awareness.

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