RAISE AWARENESS

Mums for Lungs believes that School Streets is a great initiative and can make a real difference to improving air quality. We have contacted 297 schools in illegally polluted areas across London to raise awareness with teachers and parents. We are offering support to parents and teachers in contacting local authorities to push for new School Streets schemes.

 

SPREAD THE WORD

You can help to raise awareness of School Streets by chatting to other parents and discussing the issue at Parent Teacher Association meetings. If you think there is support for the idea, why not contact your headteacher and suggest they ask the local council to trial it?

 

BE INFORMED

Check out our resources page for step by step information and downloadable letters to school heads.  

You can also find more information on our School Streets facebook page.

 

OTHER IDEAS

School Streets is currently not suitable for all schools. Councils are likely to choose schools that are located on quiet side streets, and not those on busy main roads. If your school is not suitable for a School Street, you can still ask your headteacher to lobby for a green screen around the school, to change the main entrance of the school onto a quieter side street, or to tackle idling drivers outside the school gates.

 
Children’s designs at our Clean Air Street party

Children’s designs at our Clean Air Street party

I salute and admire those mothers who have stepped bravely into what appears to be a leadership and compliance vacuum and who are shaming the powers that be, which they feel strongly are not doing enough to protect their children, to take action. They have helped establish no fewer than 38 School Street schemes in London
— SIMON RUSSELL, LORDS DEBATE ON AIR POLLUTION 11TH JUNE 2019