Freedom to breathe – empowering children to call for their right to clean air

Freedom to breathe is an international campaign which aims to gather the support of 20,000 children from four target cities (starting with Beijing, Delhi, London, Los Angeles) - in support of a call to acknowledge this children’s right (currently not explicitly included within the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child). Following participation in the programme, students will have the opportunity to join us at a virtual event in November to hear the response from the UN.

Students will learn about the state of air quality, the benefits of cleaner air to children’s health and development, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, noting the absence of the explicit “right to clean air” (article 24). The programme is aimed at KS2 and KS3. It can also be used with KS4-5 as differentiation is by outcome.

It’s a great way for schools to empower their students and elevate student voice with key decision makers. Schools can get involved through attending curriculum linked sessions, either: 

  • In person with KS2 and/or KS3 students – schools in London can contact us to book a date in September or October 2021.
  • Or virtually through one of our online sessions – schools can register via the links below:  
    • 23 September 2021: 
      • For KS2 – 10:00 – 10:50: click here to register  
      • For KS3+ - 11:00 – 11:50: click here to register  
    • 14 October 2021: 
      • For KS2 - 11:00 - 11:50: click here to register  
      • For KS3+ - 14:00 – 14:50: click here to register  

To learn more and support the campaign do follow us on twitter @Join_Ftb & #Freedomtobreathe and check out our short film