Capita support children in North Tyneside to improve air quality

Capita’s Go Smarter team in North Tyneside have teamed up with Friends of the Earth to help educate children on air pollution.

In support of World Environment Day on June 5, ten of the borough’s schools have been selected to receive Friends of the Earth clean air school packs.

The packs contain lesson plans based on air pollution, educational posters and a downloadable assembly.

Each school is also receiving two air monitoring tubes to establish the air quality at their site. The Go Smarter team is visiting each school to deliver the packs and help children install the tubes.

The tubes remain in the school grounds for two weeks before being returned to Friends of the Earth for analysis and reporting.

The Go Smarter project is delivered for the local authority by Capita and aims to encourage more sustainable travel.

Victoria Peart, School Council Co-ordinator at Shiremoor Primary School, said:

“It is a vital part of our curriculum to encourage our children to become responsible citizens and as such they take a passionate interest in environmental issues. Children are keen to encourage each other to make small changes such as riding bikes or walking to school rather than taking the car which will make a big difference to our future. We are looking forward to seeing the impact of our clean air monitoring tubes.”