Partner Organisations

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6 secondary schools

Funded by

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LB Southwark

Year

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2015 – 2016

Location

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Notre Dame RC, St. Saviour’s and St. Olave’s, Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich, The City of London Academy, St. Thomas the Apostle College, Richard Hale School

Brief

Cleaner Air 4 Secondary Schools (CA4SS) is a multiple-discipline project designed alongside the school curriculum, with the aim of raising awareness and stewardship of air quality among the school community.

This project was successful in directly influencing how the students viewed their travel behaviours and the environmental implications of not using sustainable methods – prior to the project 55.83% students reported to know how their actions affected pollution, compared to 89.83% at the end of the project.

Achievement

6 schools involved
132 students engaged
200 tonnes estimated reduction in CO2 emissions
Increased knowledge of air pollution in 34% of participants
Reach extended to local MP

Testimonial

The students ran a series of campaigns, wrote a rap song, made leaflets and questioned Neil Coyle (local MP).

Teresa Crowley, Careers Adviser, Notre Dame RC School

Working with LSx on the Air Quality project has been a great example of partnership success, technical expertise, project management and excellent resources being produced and utilised by students at a local East Herts school. The team has been professional and knowledgeable working superbly with East Herts Council colleagues and school staff to engage and develop year 12 students in their scientific investigation, research and report writing skills.

Simon Barfoot, East Herts Council