Partner Organisations

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London Borough of Richmond-Upon-Thames

Funded by

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London Borough of Richmond-Upon-Thames

Year

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2017

Location

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Richmond – Queen’s Church of England Primary, East Sheen Primary, Darell Primary

Brief

 

This project engaged and educated pupils on the harm air pollution can have on the environment and health. This was done through actively involving pupils and parents across three schools in Richmond by doing citizen science experiments, surveys, mapping, and creating posters.

Following the results, LSx worked with pupils, parents and teachers so that that could create bespoke recommendations for each school to reduce the children’s exposure to pollution, and to reduce their emissions through everyday actions such as implementing safe cycling to school.

Following the project, results are to be discussed at PTA meetings to form a wider network; maps showing recommended park and stride/walk to school maps are to be refined and distributed; and air quality champions are to be encouraged to initiate change.

Achievement

3 schools involved

23 hours of citizen science conducted

15 lessons completed with 240 pupils

30 air quality champions recruited

1440 pupils gained an increased understanding

Testimonial

This project is a great example of residents and the council working together in a truly cooperative way, and has delivered not only a cleaner, greener and safer street for our current residents, but also one that honours one of the borough's most famous past inhabitants

Councillor Imogen Walker, Lambeth Cabinet Member for Environment and Sustainability and Stockwell Councillor