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Clean air day - Thursday 15 June 2023

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Clean Air Day is the UK’s biggest initiative to reduce air pollution. It provides an opportunity to raise awareness about air pollution and take action towards improving the quality of air for a healthier environment.

Further information

The campaign is brought to us by Global Action plan, who fuel the clean air movement by enabling people and organisations (including schools and educational establishments) to act on air pollution.

The World Health Organisation and the UK Government recognise that air pollution is the largest environmental health risk we face today. Children are one of the most at risk groups from poor air quality.

Joining in on clean air day will focus your school’s attention on air pollution, improving understanding across the school community – from pupils to parents, business managers to premises officers, teachers to senior leaders.

Understanding the source of key air pollutants and their impact can add incentive for staff, pupils and parents to join in with any existing active travel campaigns and activities you might already be running.

Clean Air Day can also be the driver you need to kick start a whole new cleaner air campaign, and ignite enthusiasm to trial some new or existing air pollution busting behaviours.

Clean Air Day need not be a big extravaganza, we want as many schools to participate, as possible

This year’s theme is “Clean up our air to look after your mind this #CleanAirDay” People who breathe polluted air are more likely to develop mental health or brain conditions. Remember – knowledge is power, so if simple is where your school is at – we have options for you.

Get your school involved

Follow these three steps

1. Save the date

Clean Air Day is happening on Thursday 15 June 2023. Please add this to your diaries.

2. Decide on ideas to support the day

From information giving, car-free days, school assemblies, citizen science, lessons or workshops, idling campaigns and incentives to cycle or walk or scoot, park and strides or walking buses, or your own ideas.

We will also be contacting some schools to offer a school street road closure.

3. Register your interest

Complete our online form. We will be holding an online information session to help you choose how to participate this clean air day. This session will include speakers from schools who have previously taken part.

The deadline to register your interest is Friday 5 May 2023.

Teaching resources

Past clean air day events

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please contact Danielle Kennell, Education Officer by email

Please consider the environment.