Including young people

As an educator you are acutely aware that not only are young people our future, they are also one of the groups that are most at risk from air pollution. Use our resources to inspire young people into action so we can all benefit from a future with clean air!

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is BSW-2019-Primary-resources.pngWe engaged more than 1,500 young people directly during the engagement process, with hundreds of thousands so far reached online and through our downloadable schools resources. We’ve been featured in the British Science Associations annual British Science Week schools pack (primary in 2019 and secondary in 2020) and have resources on Sustainable Learning’s website.

All our (primary and secondary school) resources are now available in this handy Educator Pack! Please download and share widely. If you would like a high resolution copy then get in touch.

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Clean Air Assembly + fact and act sheet

To support your teaching, we have produced a PowerPoint presentation for assemblies/group discussion

Introduce children to the issues of air pollution and carbon emissions then work your way through the resources in the Educator Pack above. If you have less time, then use our handy ‘fact and act’ for young people instead!

Schools competition

Our schools’ competition “My City, My School, My Home” involved young people aged 13-16 in improving their city. It was first piloted in Hungary with great success. The analogue version is available in the pack above. The digital version will soon be available here too – stay tuned!

How 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.

Schools then decide which group produced the best, most sustainable ‘clean air and healthy city’ model.

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

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.



We have produced a series of graphics to help support you in communicating the issues and solutions. Check out the city-specific take action pages for more graphics available in your language.