We can’t always see it, but air pollution can have particularly serious effects on the health of our children.
We believe it is vitally important to educate our future generations with the knowledge they need to make a difference to air pollution in the future.
The Clean Air Leeds team are currently developing a toolkit for schools to download and run their own pollution busting lessons. It’s packed with curriculum related lesson plans and handouts that can be used throughout the year. Watch this space to find out more.
Schools across Leeds can take part in the Modeshift STARS scheme, which encourages schools across the country to join in a major effort to increase levels of sustainable and active travel in order to improve the health and well-being of children and young people. The awards scheme recognises schools that have demonstrated excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable travel.
Leeds City Council’s road safety and sustainable travel for schools team offer practical skills training, travel plan support along with a number of helpful resources. For more information on how your school could benefit from this support visit Road safety and sustainable travel for schools.
We also regularly run competitions for our Leeds schools to get involved with. To date we have run a Green Miles competition to encourage school children to travel more sustainably to school and most recently we have crowned Grange Farm Primary School winners of our Good vs Bad gases superhero competition.