Latest Progress Report

Clean Air Project:  What have we achieved this past year?

The My Journey Clean Air Project, funded by the Access Grant and Hampshire CC Public Health funds, continues working in partnership with Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council (BC), Eastleigh BC, Fareham and Gosport BCs, Havant BC, New Forest District Council and Rushmoor BC.

In the academic year 2019/20 we worked with 21 schools and colleges across Hampshire and in Southampton. The work included running air pollution investigations, air quality workshops and sessions on how to plan Clean Air Campaigns. Sadly the 2020 school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic meant that Clean Air Projects in several schools could not be completed.

As part of their Clean Air Campaign, Eling Infant School ran a colouring and poster competition with great prizes donated by the Totton ASDA store. The four winning posters were:               

The posters were displayed around the school grounds and website, and ASDA deployed them in their Totton store car park to promote no idling and active travel.

 

Clean Air Day 2020

Due to the pandemic, Clean Air Day was moved from June to October 8, 2020.

With the help of pupils from Bosmere Junior School, Fairfield Infant School and Trosnant Junior School we ran a Clean Air Day exhibition in Havant Library. The Stagecoach Bus Company donated some Gold Mega Rider Vouchers which were added to some goody bag prizes for the pupils that created our favourite posters. These winners are shown here:

     

Amy from Bosmere Juniors          William from Fairfield Infants      Lauren from Bosmere Juniors

      

Darcie from Trosnant Juniors          Alice from Bosmere Juniors       Albie from Trosnant Juniors 

 

Bartley C of E Junior School had a successful Clean Air Day 2020 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!

            

 

For more information about Clean Air Day and lots of useful free resources to download click here.