WOODSIDE Academy welcomed councillor Brian Little, Ferhan Khan of Thurrock Transport and members of Public Health and Road Safety on Clean Air Day to support children in spreading the message to switch off your engine when not moving.
This was the UK’s first ever National Clean Air Day where a wide range of organizations including local government, health organizations, charities and businesses came together to help people across the UK to reduce and avoid air pollution.
Thurrock Council worked with two local primary schools to put out an appeal to ‘curb idling at the kerb’. KS2 children had a special assembly where they were told of the dangers that air pollution poses to their health and what the sources are.
The children then took part in a drawing competition with four children being selected as ‘ambassadors’ and handing out leaflets to parents at the school gates.
The winning entry was put onto a T-Shirt and given to the children to help get the message across.