Including young people

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.



Primary school activities

We had extra funding from UWE Bristol to create activities for primary schools (ages 7-11). We have run sessions with over 800 children around Bristol to pilot the activities. These materials are now shared for free for schools to access.

“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

“Great stuff!” Darren Jones MP



Secondary school competition

Our schools’ competition “My City, My School, My Home” involves young people aged 13-16 in improving their city. It was first piloted in Hungary with great success.

How the it works

Schools in each of the ClairCity cities and regions can participate in the school competition. Students work in teams, and answer questions about their school, home and city on our own bespoke online platform. To answer the questions, the teams have to research environment and health data from their city and school. The software then uses their answers to build an image of their city or region in the present. In the second part of the activity, the teams can decide on potential measures to change in the future, building a model for clean air and a healthy city by 2030 and 2050.

The best, most sustainable ‘clean air and healthy city’ model created by a team wins the local competition in each city or region.

To find out more and register, use the contact page to get in touch.

Theoretical background

This activity builds on the “action competence” approach to environmental education. The goal of the activity is to engage interested children to act towards a better environment, low carbon emissions, healthier cities, health promoting schools and a healthy home environment.

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