Every year, air pollution causes up to 36,000 deaths in the UK. The World Health Organisation and the UK Government recognise that air pollution is the largest environmental health risk we face today. Poor air quality causes heart and lung diseases, is linked to low birth weight and children’s lung development and may even contribute to mental health issues.
Clean Air Day is the UK's largest air pollution campaign, engaging thousands of people at hundreds of events, and reaching millions more through the media. This year Clean Air Day is taking place on Thursday June 17th.
If possible please try and leave your car at home and encourage your child to walk, scoot or cycle to and from school on this day. The children will be learning about air pollution prior to this day so please try and get involved if you can to help our environment!
You can find out more information here.