Not only are young people our future, they are also one of the groups that are most at risk from air pollution. That is why we are getting them involved in ClairCity.
Secondary school challenge
Our schools’ competition involves young people aged 13-16 in improving their city. The students are challenged to design ‘tools for change’ towards smart consumption, reduced emissions and healthier lifestyles in their city.
Secondary schools across the city are invited to participate in Sept – Dec 2018, with each team using a web-based interactive game to collect data on their own housing, transport, food consumption and environmental emissions as well as share their designs.
Primary school activities
We had extra funding from UWE Bristol to create activites for primary schools to use across the UK. These materials are shared for free for all schools to access via the Sustainable Learning website – just search for ClairCity. You can see how much the children enjoyed our activities on our blog.
“The children learnt so much – they particularly enjoyed getting to do a science experiment in a ‘real lab’ and wearing the coats, goggles and gloves. The Top Trumps session was also enjoyed by all. From our point of view, writing and sending the Mayor letters made the learning purposeful and very real for the children.” Teacher, Year 5
“Great stuff!” Darren Jones MP
See below for some examples of the fantastic work that children have produced so far.