Clean Air Day marked with Warwickshire schools art competition - The Leamington Observer

Clean Air Day marked with Warwickshire schools art competition

CLEAN Air Day is being marked in Warwickshire on Thursday (June 16) with the launch of a competition encouraging youngsters to get artistic around the theme of “making every day a clean air day”.

Warwickshire County Council’s Road Safety Team has worked with Clean Air Warwickshire over the past few months to develop a digital clean air park, which offers information and guidance to primary schools across the county.

It includes a range of resources such as an idling cars pledge, social media post templates, practical ideas and tips and details about the Clean Air Day competition.

The creative arts competition, targeted at schools across the county, is inviting children to enter by picking any topic relevant to the theme of “making every day a clean air day.

The competition has both visual and written art categories and is open to children in every Key Stage. Schools will select the best from their pupils’ work, submitting one entry for each Key Stage and category for the final judging.

The deadline for submitting entries is July 7 with the category winners for each Key Stage to be announced on July 20. There will be a prize and a certificate for all winners.

Clean Air Day packs are available by contacting WCC’s Road Safety Team at [email protected]. For more information about the competition visit the Warwickshire Climate Emergency website.

Clean Air Day is the UK’s largest air pollution campaign and is a chance to put the spotlight on what more individuals, businesses and organisations can do to improve the air quality. This year, the focus of the campaign is on how air pollution dirties every organ of the body and can contribute to conditions such as lung disease, heart disease, dementia and strokes.

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