Townsend Primary School London, Maharaja Agarsin Public School New Delhi, Milimani Primary School Nairobi
Part of our continuing Clean Air 4 Schools project, which aims to provide pupils at schools with the knowledge and tools to investigate and tackle air pollution in their local area. This is done through teaching them to understand air pollution, as well as reading maps that show them values on their commute to school. CA4S also reaches out to teachers and parents to engage the wider community.
The framework created by our CA4S project was implemented in New Delhi and Nairobi as part of the FIA Foundation research into Air Quality. Each school installed diffusion tubes that measured the Nitrogen Dioxide levels in the areas surrounding the buildings and on the pupils walk to school.
The pupils also worked collaboratively with each other, using video calls and cards to reinforce the idea that air pollution is both an international and national issue.
Pollution mapped throughout the regions
5430 pupils potentially reached at the schools
Along with our friends in Nairobi and London, we are doing the same pollution test to measure the pollution in our surroundings. My friends really deserve clean air, clean surroundings and safe roads.Pupil at Maharaja Agarsain Pub School, New Delhi
The visit really demonstrated the appetite and value of international exchange on these issues for both sides. They were especially impressed with the refreshing perspective on behaviour and the specific examples of work with the community. Thank you again for putting together such an inspiring presentationDr Aleksandra Berditchevskaia, EU Doing-it-Together Science (DITOs) Project