Clean Air Day

Clean Air day is the UK's biggest air pollution campaign.

It is a chance to raise awareness about air pollution and make the air that we breathe cleaner and healthier. 

This year Clean Air Day will be held on 17 June 2020.  

Last year our key messages were:



Clean Air Day Packs 

We are now working on new resources for this year, but please feel free to download and use last year's resources in a safe and socially distanced way any time.  Click on the relevant images (or see the links at the foot of the page) to download your selected pack.


Clean Air Day Schools Poster Competition 2020 Winners!

We received 490 marvellous poster entries from 14 schools for our competition. There were some really imaginative and fantastic ideas, including riding on comets, dragons and giraffes, to bikes that sucked in air pollution!

It was really difficult to choose the winners but the following posters were finally selected:

                 The Hampshire Junior School Category Winners:


A bouncing pavement from Darcy               A great acrostic by Ella of

of Trosnant Junior School                           Bosmere Junior School


                       The Hampshire Infant Category Winners:


Skateboarding with a kite by Connor               Beautiful colours from Martha of   

of Petersfield Infant School                             Fordingbridge Infant School


The Southampton Junior Category Winner:           The Southampton Infant Category Winner:


A great message from Aisha of Weston Park Primary       Hugo from Weston Park Primary would fly in a solar jet!


Clean Air Day 2020 Flow Meter Competition Results

24 schools registered fantastic entries for our Flow Meter competition. Congratulations to the five winning Hampshire and Southampton schools whose plans for encouraging active travel to reduce air pollution impressed us most:

  • King’s SchoolWinchester
  • Foundry Lane Primary School
  • Oakfield Primary School
  • Bartley Church of England Junior School
  • Petersfield Infant School


Clean Air Day 2020 at Bartley Church of England Junior School        

Bartley C of E Junior School had a successful Clean Air Day for several reasons:

  • No idling: They ensured that the school buses turned off their engines outside the school. Normally the drivers leave their engines running, exposing people walking past or queuing nearby to harmful exhaust fumes. 
  • Park and Stride: The families who drive to school parked further away and walked down the country lane. 
  • Cars had the day off: Many children who come to school by bus walked to the bus stop instead of being driven.  One pair of children (twins) walked 1.5km to the bus stop across the countryside wearing their wellies (see the photographs of their walk below). They had a great time, arriving at school a little bit muddy but ready for the day!



Clean Air Day 2020 Exhibition

Thanks go to the pupils of Fairfield Infants, Trosnant Juniors and Bosmere Juniors who provided great posters for a special Clean Air Day exhibition in Havant Library.

This event was also supported by the Stagecoach Bus Company who generously provided some Gold Weekly Mega Rider Vouchers as additional prizes.


Useful My Journey Clean Air Day resources to download for free

We have new 'no idling' banners suitable for use outside businesses, community centres or secondary schools and colleges:

Contact if you would like us to send you one.

More ideas and free resources for Clean Air Day may also be found on the Global Action Plan's, Clean Air Day,          Clean Air for Schools and #cleanairforschools websites.



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