Children take action on air pollution as they appear on BBC’s Newsround

12th July 2022


Children from a school in Croxley highlighted the need to take action on air pollution when they appeared on BBC’s Newsround. 

The pupils in Years 5 and 6 at Little Green Junior School, along with Years 7 to 9 at Croxley Danes School, took part in a workshop led by environmental change charity, Global Action Plan, as part of Clean Air Day. 

Clean Air Day takes place every year on June 17 to raise awareness of the effects of air pollution on the environment and people’s health. 

The children monitored traffic outside their school including the number of idling cars and also measured air quality. The data was then analysed with the findings clearly showing that air quality outside was much worse than inside. 

The pupils plan to tackle air pollution by takins steps such as reminding parents to switch off their engines in the school car park and encouraging more children to cycle to school.

Cllr Phil Williams, Three Rivers District Council’s Lead Member for Environmental Services, Climate Change and Sustainability, said: “It’s great to see young people so engaged in their local environment, and so passionate about making real change. Idling is an issue up and down the country, creating unnecessary greenhouse gasses contributing to climate change and linked to health issues. We look forward to seeing what the students of Croxley Danes and Little Green School do following their investigations.”

 To watch the Newsround report featuring the children of Little Green Junior School, visit