The Air Quality Service is for maintained schools and non maintained school. Provided by Environmental Health it assists in a range of matters in relation to air pollution.
To assist in matters relating to air pollution, specifically in relation to:
1. Clean Air For Schools project, an air pollution education programme delivered to four schools in Waltham Forest.
This project involved delivering a number of science based air pollution lessons looking at local air pollution levels via GIS and an investigation activity into the particulate levels at participating schools. This was followed by a creative workshop chosen by the school (ranging from travel related workshops, solar oven building or arts and crafts based creative exploration of the air quality theme).
Schools also had the opportunity to receive an interactive 'fun' animation session about air pollution using the schools individual messages they wanted to portray, as well as the option to go on a field trip on the topic of sustainable cities. This project was to raise awareness of the risks that are associated with air pollution and the actions that can be taken to improve air quality.
For further information about the project and how teachers have evaluated the air pollution education programme
With the help of volunteers the Council is engaging with drivers who leave their car engines on whilst parked outside of schools. At least one anti-idling session is held each month at different schools throughout the borough.
The following services are available to schools:
Further information can be found on the Waltham Forest Council website.
Environmental Protection Team
020 8496 3000