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Raising Awareness (Education)


Raising awareness of air quality, especially in an educational context is considered in many Air Quality Action Plans. There are several ways of linking air quality to the national curriculum – some local authorities have carried out short term diffusion tube surveys in school grounds, while others have produced an education pack and an educational focus to their air quality website.


North Lanarkshire Council and SEPA

LearnAboutAir.com contains material for primary and secondary education, including secondary science.

Greater London Authority

In partnership with the Greater London Authority, London Sustainability Exchange have published the Cleaner Air 4 Schools Toolkit for primary schools in London.

Jor Air – Kids Zone is specific to York and provides interactive games and a completion certificate.

Cheshire West and Chester
Visit Whitby Park Air Quality Trail – A ‘trail’ of artwork has been set up (0.4 mi) to improve awareness of changes in air quality since 1950s. Map and quiz downloadable.

Air Quality for Kids Providing general text about AQ for kids, link to (for local schools)
Air Alert – Sends alerts via text, email, voicemail

Educational Resources

Clean Air Day

The Clean Air Day website has various free resources for schools, including posters, stickers, a word search and a quiz.

Air Quality in Scotland

Air Quality in Scotland has two separate educational websites aimed at children and secondary school pupils; Air Pollution Detectives and Clean the Air.

Northern Ireland
Visit Northern Ireland’s Pollution Busters! which provides a kids quiz and information about pollutants.

Air Quality in Wales

Air Quality in Wales has two separate educational websites aimed at children and secondary school pupils; Young Dragons and Air Your View.

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