Resources

 

There are a myriad of sources on air quality and the impacts on children’s health out there, but not all are easily accessible or tailored to UK schools specifically. We have worked with academics and schools to ensure our resources are based on the latest evidence, and are as accessible and pragmatic as possible for busy teachers to use.

 

Fill in a short survey describing your school’s context to receive a tailored action plan with expert resources on tackling dirty air. We are happy to talk you through the framework, please do give us a call.

Check out Sustrans for guidance on active travel, Living Streets for a whole host of challenges, activities and lesson plans on walking to school. There are also case studies around introducing clean air routes and a walking bus.

 

 

Reduce traffic on the streets around your school with the School Streets Initiative, Hackney School Streets toolkit and Living Streets’ toolkit.

For teaching resources, assembly packs, social media resources and much more, take a look at Clean Air Day.

For easy to understand information on the sources and health impacts of air pollution as well as air pollution forecasts then the Clean Air Hub is the platform that brings all of that together.

Check out the Breathe London air quality monitoring project to monitor levels of air pollution in your local area through a new network of sensors at key locations launched by the Mayor.

For in-depth data on air quality in London, including mobile apps, maps and resources please visit Air Quality England and London Air.

Here is a study taken on Air filtration's Impact in Nurseries in London which shows air filtration units can be an effective tool in improving air quality for children. 

This report on using Green Infrastructure to Protect People from Air Pollution offers detailed guidance which is applicable to schools. 

 

Here is a list of funding opportunities to help support your school in taking action on air pollution. This document will be regularly updated and do get in touch if you need any further guidance or support in making a funding application.

 

 

It is important to consider the indoor air quality and the Clean Air Hub has information on steps you can take to minimise air pollution indoors. The INDAIRPOLLNET of scientists have produced a 'Guide for ventilation towards healthy classrooms' which is a useful resource for information and solutions. 

Idling Action London have lots of resources to help you cut down avoidable air pollution produced by vehicle engine idling outside your school. They have lesson resources and event toolkits and can deliver targeted school workshops.