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Pollution Solution?


Following the recent results from the pollution tubes put up around the school, the Junior Travel Ambassadors sent home the following letter:


Dear Parents/Carers,

We are writing to tell you about our experiment to find out how much pollution is caused by extra traffic when parents are driving their children to school compared with school holiday times.


Tubes were set up by the main gate on Middle Road and at the rear of the school building to measure pollution levels during school time. Information was collected and recorded.  Then, in the school holidays, the test was repeated and recorded. To our shock and amazement, the results showed that the level of pollution had increased by 33% when children were driven to school during term time.  SHOCK HORROR! It is widely known that you breathe in more pollution in a car than when you walk alongside roads!


By walking to school, or scooting, we could reduce pollution, help the environment, save money spent on petrol and, most importantly, improve the health and fitness of our children and adults. The Junior Travel Ambassadors are working hard on planning a campaign to reduce the use of cars to travel to and from school and get as many people as possible to actively travel.  You can help by… encouraging your children to travel actively to school. Here are some ways; cycling, scooting, walking or park and striding.  WE NEED A POLLUTION SOLUTION!


Thanking you in advance for your support.

The Junior Travel Ambassadors of Sholing Junior School