Clean Air Day
There is a National Clean Air Day, normally in June every year. Your school may like to hold a Clean Air Day where you can raise awareness and run any of the activities or lessons suggested below. Alternatively, you could choose to have your own Clean Air Day on a date of your choice or hold a number of activities throughout the year.
Air Quality Toolkit for Schools
The Cleaner Air, Cleaner World: Schools Toolkit 2020 is a free resource for primary schools in Swindon. It contains more information on why air quality is important, alongside lesson plans for KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2 , Air quality experiments, assembly plans and a raft of ideas for how your school can be part of the work to improve air quality in Swindon. Download the toolkit to make your school safe and environmentally friendly.
Official Clean Air Day
Click www.cleanairday.org.uk to visit the official Clean Air Day website and to find out the date for this year and utilise lots of free resources.
Clean Air Day is an opportunity to share information about air quality by organising awareness-raising events such as a school assembly or running a school-wide poster competition
Clean Air Day pledges
Clean Air Day pledges can be undertaken by staff, pupils and parents/carers, using the template pledge cards provided here, to encourage everyone to change their mode of transport, travel sustainably, reduce idling etc.
Examples of pledges include:
“Walk to school on …(date)…” OR “Walk my children to school on …(date)…”
“Cycle to school on …(date)…” OR “Scoot to school on…”
“Use public transport on …(date)…”
“Leave my car at home on …(date)…” OR “Switch off my engine when I can on…”
“Share tips to cut air pollution with others on …(date)…”
Why not spread the word throughout the school community.
You can access clean air leaflets, posters and resources on the Clean Air website that can be shared with the wider school community to increase awareness around air quality.