Our three new Junior Road Safety Officers – Eilidh, Rory and Amy – announced this year’s Clean Air Campaign at an online Assembly last week, broadcast live to the other classes via Microsoft Teams.
Our JRSOs have led the campaign this year and celebrated the recent road closure of Sciennes Road with fellow P6 pupils and teachers, including Head Teacher Mr Andrew Hunter. Thank you very much to Environmental Protection Scotland for providing Clean Air Day bandanas for each of our P6 pupils.
Sciennes Primary School has benefited for many years in taking part in the School Streets programme, with road closure at pick up and drop off. The whole community is now delighted to have the section of road outside school completely closed to motorised traffic. Thank you to Councillor Lesley Mcinnes for her leadership and all local Councillors for their longstanding cross party support. A long held hope coming to being!
As a Gold Rights Respecting School, we are very pleased to continue our support for Clean Air Day to raise awareness of children’s right to good health and to promote active travel. CAD also ties in with UNICEF’s current Outright campaign on Climate Change and we can testify to the power of children’s voices. We want to thank City of Edinburgh Council for listening to those voices and for recently closing the road outside Sciennes Primary so children can have clean air every day on their safe and active route to school.
P6 pupils learned about air pollution and produced Air Quality Superhero designs.
Mr Gregor Hutchison has led Clean Air Day events for the last three years and this year it was great that he continued to support CAD with his P4 pupils. They undertook a traffic survey near the Meadows and were surprised by the volume of traffic. They also produced anti-air pollution posters.
A great website to check out at home is http://www.learnaboutair.com/ This is an interactive website with fantastic videos all about air pollution, the history, the causes and the solution to the problem.
Will you take a pledge to support Clean Air, every day?