Clean Air Routes to School 2

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3828
Question By: 
Nicky Gavron
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

In your 09 July 2015 letter to me, you noted that you had undertaken pilots at six schools which combined citizen science to educate students about air pollution. What has been the outcome of these pilots? Have any of the programmes been extended?

Answer

Answer for Clean Air Routes to School 2

Answer for Clean Air Routes to School 2

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The outcome of the pilots at six schools was positive. Interventions included a combination of physical and soft ones ranging from planting/conducting experiments to see which types of leaves are better at trapping particles through to walking maps, posters/ leaflets. The learning from the pilots shows schools have both an enthusiasm and appetite for the type of interventions described above. Any future air quality schools' programme will be determined by the outcome of research as indicated in response to MQ 2015/ 3827.