Partner Organisations

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16 primary schools

Funded by

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LB Wandsworth and LB Havering

Year

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2015 – 2016

Location

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Richmond, Merton, Wandsworth, Croydon, Havering

Brief

This project enabled schools to investigate local air pollution hotspots and then take steps to reduce pupil’s exposure to air pollution and encourage the wider community to reduce their emissions through everyday actions. We did this through citizen science, mapping, social marketing and taking action.

Pollution hotspots were identified in areas of London not commonly considered to be high pollution areas. Pupils were enthused to take ownership of their air quality work.

Following the project, there was a universally strong preference for more active travel, especially cycling, among students and parents. There was a desire among students in all schools and among parents in all but one school to reduce car use.

Achievement

16 schools involved across 5 London boroughs
864 students engaged
240 tonnes estimated reduction in CO2 emissions
Improved attitudes towards cycling at all schools

Testimonial

We'd like to thank LSx for the amazing amount of knowledge they imparted to our community at our summer fair. The knowledge and passion of the team is obvious, and we very much hope they are able to continue their important work.

Jessica, Head of Darrell Primary School PSA

The programme created by LSx was very well structured and flexible enough to fit around a busy schools timetable. LSx staff were always enthusiastic, knowledgeable, very helpful and passionate about their work. These factors coupled together meant the Air Education Programme was highly successful.

Louise Grimes, LB Havering