Schools

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. Use our schools resources to inspire young people into action!

 

 

Primary school activities

UWE Bristol kindly supported the creation of our primary school resources (ages 7-11). We have run sessions with over 800 children around Bristol to pilot the activities -see how much the children enjoyed our activities on our blog. These materials are freely available for schools to access. You can find us:

“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 activities

Inspired by the YouthStrike4Climate, we’ve prepared a KS3 resource for secondary school children to explore carbon emission and air pollution issues and take action locally!

Air Quality Citizen Assembly

You can find the full lesson plan on Sustainable Learning, and an abridged version will be made available in the British Science Association’s secondary school pack for British Science Week 2019.

Teachers toolkit

To accompany our primary and secondary school activities, we have produced a structured letter and poster for you to download. Use the letter to assist children in writing a persuasive letter to their local MP and encourage them to take action on air pollution. Use the poster to spread awareness about the causes, impacts and solutions to air pollution at your school. The poster is available in four languages.

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. Why not run a competition in your school!

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.

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.

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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