A group of schoolchildren from Croxley appeared on BBC’s Newsround as part of an activity to investigate air pollution.
Pupils in Years 5-6 at Little Green Junior School and pupils from Years 7-9 at Croxley Danes School both took part in the workshop, led by Hannah Battram of the environmental advocacy group Global Action Plan.
As part of Clean Air Day, an annual event taking place on June 17 every year to raise awareness of air pollution, the children from both schools took data on school travel choices, traffic outside the school, idling of cars and air quality.
This data was then analysed, with the students interested to learn that the quality of air inside buildings was far better than the air outside.
Based on this, the schoolchildren decided what their schools’ plans of action to deal with this problem in the future should be. The Little Green pupils decided that taking steps to reduce the amount of road traffic to schools should be a top priority.
The Croxley Danes students agreed, but also felt that at their school, parents needed more reminders to switch off their engines while in the school car park, and to expand the bike sheds to encourage more children to cycle to school.
To watch the Newsround report featuring the children of Little Green school, visit www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/61786854