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More than a school

Smith's Wood Clean Air Zone

Here at Smith’s Wood Primary Academy, Pupils have been helping to support Solihull Council’s anti-idling campaign, asking motorists to switch off their car engines when waiting outside the school gates at school collection time to improve the local air quality.

"Our pupils noticed how many cars were left running outside the school so were really keen to be part of this campaign.  Pupils have been busy designing posters and parents have been given leaflets to highlight the issue, we also have a banner as an active reminder on our school gates. We have all noticed and appreciate the impact of cleaner air as a result of this campaign" - Mr Mills

Councillor Andy Mackiewicz recently visited Smith’s Wood Primary Academy ahead of Clean Air Day (17 June 2021) to find out what pupils are doing to highlight this important issue.

Councillor Andy Mackiewicz, who is responsible for the borough’s Air Quality Strategy, said: “Air pollution is real, it is the top environmental risk to human health in the UK, so, it is lovely to see local young children getting involved in this very important issue.

Well done to all our pupils who are continuing the campaign to help promote a cleaner Solihull!

For more pictures from the visit, please see our gallery

See interviews from the visit here and here

For the Solihull Council press release, please see here